Bleszinski: "I Don't Want The Chainsaw Gun To Be My Legacy"
Although he has mostly operated within the Xbox universe, he's still a major designer in the industry and besides, given his recent comments, he may want to expand into other realms.
We've heard how Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima wants to spread his wings. The iconic developer just isn't interested in only being known for one franchise. Well, believe it or not, neither is Epic Games boss Cliff Bleszinski.
In speaking to G4TV, we find that CliffyB is working on a new IP code-named "Silverstreak" and also wants to open his own studio. The bottom line is that he doesn't want Gears of War to define his legacy:
"I don't really want just the whole chainsaw gun to be my legacy. A lot of these kids who have only been playing games for the last however many years, they think that's the only thing I ever did. They forget about Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, Unreal Tournament; that I worked on things like Bulletstorm and a little bit of Shadow Complex."
Bleszinski compared himself to legendary film director Steven Spielberg, saying that Spielberg didn't want to be known for just "E.T." ...the only problem I have with that analogy is that it sounds like he's comparing "E.T." to Gears of War, and that's iffy for me. Anyway, Bleszinski sounds more down to earth than he has in the past, saying that "you have to be careful when you have a certain amount of personality." Although you can use it to your benefit and it can really help, you have to be careful or you'll start "believing your own crap."
I think this guy needs to say more things like that.
12/13/2012 11:18:42 AM Ben Dutka