100°
Submitted by Tolkoto 543d ago | interview

Life after Epic: Getting to know Cliff Bleszinski (part three: his opinions on shooters)

GamesBeat's Dan "Shoe" Hsu: Video game designer Cliff Bleszinski always speaks his mind — except for this one time. A few years ago, when I asked the creator of Gears of War and Unreal Tournament to give his thoughts on his competition — other shooters like Halo or Call of Duty — he declined.

Bleszinski recently left Epic after a 20-year stint, however, which now frees him up to say what he really thinks of his former competition. (Battlefield 3, Dev, Halo 4, Industry, Resident Evil 6)

idontgetit  +   543d ago
Fascinating read!
Septic  +   543d ago
Yeah he's remarkably down to earth and I agree with every single one of his sentiments. He's the kind of guy you can have a converstion with about games normally and not feel awkward and at the same time have respect for his talent and what he has achieved.

Cliffy, if you're reading this, you're a G no matter what the keyboard warriors say.
JeffGrubb  +   543d ago
Love these kinds of interviews with interesting people.
Sadie2100  +   543d ago
I never thought about what he said about BioShock being oppressive with the underwater environment, but I guess he's right now that I think about it. He's spot-on with Call of Duty and Halo, too.
jaixvx  +   543d ago
How did you miss that in Bioshock? haha!
SybaRat  +   543d ago
So, Halo > Call of Duty. That won't start ANY fights, nope.
Septic  +   543d ago
THAT'S what you got from the interview? Wow ....

Out of interest, do you agree with his sentiments regarding COD and Halo?
hazardman  +   543d ago
He was clearly speaking the truth. Halo is a way better series than COD! Its ok Cliff ill get all the disagrees you just keep speaking your mind!!
Hufandpuf  +   543d ago
Great interview, do more with other developers if they are available!
hazardman  +   543d ago
Great interview, great breakdowns on the games he plays. I know he left Epic, but MS should give this guy controls of one of its studios. Seeing as a lot say Xbox division is not ran by gamers....here's your chance sign this dude up as soon as his vacation from all things gaming is over!!

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
30°

The Walking Dead Season 2 Episode 04 - Amid The Ruins Review - AMHNetwork

31m ago - "The Walking Dead series is what put developer Telltale Games into the upper echelon of game deve... | PC
20°

Star Trek Bridge Commander 2 Now On Kickstarter

32m ago - "Bridge Commander 2 is set to expand the gameplay and universe provided from the first game. Inst... | PC
20°

A history of videogame hardware: Sony PSP

38m ago - Much of the PlayStation 2’s ubiquitous success could be attributed, not to its games or graphics,... | PSP
20°

Metroidvania Game Traps n’ Gemstones Now Available On iOS

55m ago - The Metroidvania Traps n’ Gemstones is now available for purchase on the App Store. | iPhone
Ad

Study Game Design at DeVry

Now - DeVry University, is an accredited* university offering you the flexibility of over 90 locations, online courses and a wide variety of bachelor's a... | Promoted post
20°

Bound by Flame: SteamFirst Review

1h ago - SteamFirst: Bound by Flame takes a bold foray into a genre populated by multi-million dollar fund... | PC
Related content from friends