Former Epic designer offers cheers for DualShock 4, jeers for Vita integration and returning IP
Great points Bleszinski. Having an apple style ecosystem on PS4 would be awesome. For the whole Knack thing, I'm guessing Sony wanted to tell the audience that PS4 has a broad range of games. I've always loved platformers so I'm excited to see more of Knack.
Wait, don't people on this site rip apart Microsoft and Kinect for showing they have a broad range of games and options for gamers? Is it ok for Sony now?
Like if Kinect games were any good.
"There is never a better time to launch new Intellectual Property in videogames than at a console transition. Gears and Halo 'got' this." Except Halo started on Xbox before moving on to the 360.
halo was a launch title on the original xbox. Although it was microsofts first console, it was still part of a transition into a new console generation.
And gears released a year after the 360.....the 360 didn't launch with gears or Halo........it launched with CoD2 ( not a new ip but it got new life) .....which probably explains CoD success this gen While I agree new IPs are important to console transition.....cliffy would've been better off using examples like Halo and Resistance instead of shoehorning his own game into the conversation
Well I can only speak for myself, but we all saw that amazing Gears Of War footage before the Xbox 360 launched. I was going to wait and see with the 360, but bought one at launch for Gears Of War, which came out 6 months later. You do always want that big new IP at a transition, Halo, Gears and hopefully something big from Black Tusk. Sony does the same thing, launched with Resistance.
It makes sense. If you can make a great game at launch, new IP or not, you are guaranteed sales. It may ad well be a new IP though as they are more risky, financially.
@Jek_Porkins but GeOW came out a whole year after the launch of the X360 not 6 months after.
What a whiner. even his complements are annoying.... "saying it appeared to have more comfortable thumb sticks than its predecessors" really?, the convex thumsticks were uncomfortable? I never bought the argument that concave thumbsticks fit the thumb better. How about when you aim up or down, your thumb only has the edge of the stick to hold on to. Im happy sony just made a mixture of the two for the ps4 though, so that nobody complains.
Take a breather fanboy, he never said they were UNCOMFORTABLE, he just they are MORE comfortable. I loved my 2003 civic, but my new 2013 civic has more comfortable seats. See where I am getting at? I feel like people on this site think everyone is out against Sony. Sheesh.
The only problem with your car analogy is that Blezsinski hasn't actually driven the 2013 civic but has only seen a picture of it and thus concluded that it is more comfortable (and thats his actual complement to the ps4).I see that as a direct attack to convex thumbsticks so you can call me a convex controller fanboy instead to still keep it easy for you to understand. Thanks for telling me to take a breather because oxygen provides 70% of the energy my body uses. Also im quite content with the ps4 concave/convex controller.
You're doing the same thing you hypocrite. You are saying he hasn't used the PS4 and made a judgement on it. You haven't used the PS4 either and say you like the PS4 concave/convex controller. It's the same damn this he did yet people get mad (like you) because you think he was bashing the PS3's controller. It's an opinion, everyone is allowed to have it. Also, how are you 100% sure he hasn't gotten his hands on a dev. kit or played around with the controller?
he's team xbox, no suprise here
Cliff is al little xbox fanboy !
Never really liked Cliffy.
Cliff is lead engineer of the dudebox 720 the console with only dudebro games. List of games Bros of duty Dudes of war war of the dudes dudebros evolved bro effect dude nukem for never now with more embazzelment.
Sony shares quite a few of the Bros games, why are you go so angry with anyone who shares a different opinion?
This guy is as overrated as they come.
Let's be honest here, if Kaz Hirai said he wasn't impressed with any of Nintendo's stuff from their January Direct nobody would call him out. I certainly don't agree with Cliff (I was rather impressed by the stuff shown) but still, because it's talking bad about the PS4 and the games everybody slams him. If it was Nintendo he said he wasn't impressed by or didn't care about nobody here would bat an eye.
Kaz would be called a blood sucking vampire and people would demand his resignation, end of story...
>Sony announces they might do tiered subscriptions and nobody really cares, despite ragging MS about it (as they should, paying to play online is silly) >Vita does poorly >'give it time guys, it's new relax' >Wii U having sales trouble in January in its 3 month long life >'lol Nintendo is doomed' >Wii U loses an exclusive and everybody says there's no third-party support >constantly calling Wii U last-gen despite the fact that it is more powerful than the 360/PS3 and what counts as next-gen isn't power but when it comes out (hence next generation) You seem nice, but if you honestly think there's zero bias at N4G then I have a bridge to sell you. MS is almost always hated or disappointed, Nintendo is alright or 'lol casual games', and almost everyone likes or loves Sony. There's obviously exceptions to this, but for the most part people here defend Sony pretty rabidly. I like them and all, but almost no slight against them is ever tolerated.
@Brucis ">Sony announces they might do tiered subscriptions and nobody really cares, despite ragging MS about it" That would be for PS+ so nobody cares because as long as we can play online for free it's ok.
shhhh! Can't speak that way on here. People calling him a joke and overrated have no idea how he and his team completely shaped cover based shooters this generation and their unreal engine which adopted into many great games this generation. Because he worked on an exclusive for 360, he's immediately hated.
He was praised by the media because of his roll with MS... His over-hyped by the so called "professional" gaming journalism but criticized by gamers, because of his trolling and fanboysim against The PS brand.. Sorry but this is the truth.
Give me a break, he pointed out flaws with the PS3 and if you actually followed him a little you'd see he mentioned flaws with the 360 too. The guy had a big impact along with his studio this generation. Lets be honest, most people here are hating him because he wasn't wet over the PS4. With his PC experience, can you really blame him to be a little underwhelmed with consoles?
Killzone "floaty controls"? Is this guy real?
He is probably terrible with a controller in FPS games. You know, some people just can't do it. Gears of War is a terrible game in my opinion. Before you shout "fanboy!", I'll tell you something else: Halo is a great game.
I don't think he's being particularly negative about anything, he doesn't exactly 'jeer' the returning franchises, he just states he would've liked to see more new games. He also says that Killzone just isn't up his alley, which is fine. I don't really see where most of the comments here are coming from, as his comments on the event are sensible and fair.
I know what you mean, but for a guy that just "retired" he pokes his nose into everyne's business, like he's the end all be all business man. It's like, "Shut up dude you're a developer, if you're not developing games you're no use to me." Instead he tells Capcom "Call me we'll fix Resident Evil together." and now he's talking about the PS4. If he's going to leave the industry then freakin leave it already, no one knows what the hell he's doing. I think that's the most annoying thing about him; he's only directed Gears of War and yet he's more cocky than someone like Hideo Kojima. His parents obviously didn't raise a humble person, he's a 30 something year old brat. The fact he's been in the industy for a long time doesn't matter, there are game testers that have been in the industry just as long or longer, he's still only developed one IP. I'll start taking him more seriously when he puts his money where his mouth is, and creates these inovative new games that he wants so badly.
That's got to be one of the most ignorant comments I've read on here in the past month. Bravo.
I wish people would stop using that SAME EXACT picture of him, it has increasingly annoyed me over the past 5 years.
"Bleszinski on PS4, three keys to winning next-gen" 1. more cover shooting 2. triple the amount of alpha male obnoxiousness 3. less dildo bat
he brought to TPS to the forefront of most games with Gears. But I only bought my xbox for Gears of war 3. I'm seriously disappointed with the fact that they promoted dedicated servers on the box, only not to have them after 3 months of shipping the game. I don't plan on buying anything from Epic for quite some time now.
no one takes this douche seriously
I guess he's being well fed .. huh ?
Well his opinion. BUT how can someone, especially a developer not see what Media Molecule are about to do?????!!! hell that was so unbelievable, cant wait to see more...
Yea that was awesome, I know many don't care about it but I loved everything they showed off. Even my family of non gamers all had their jaws dropped during the presentation.. Cause I couldn't stop screaming through the house.. COME LOOK!!! So stoked for the PS4.. I don't think I have honestly ever been this excited to buy a console.
Right!? I was there sitting, and just talking to myself "wow, no, wow really, WOW HOW? oh wow are they...? wuat?? seriously???... sheeesh wow...!!!" :D but it seems that people actually did not really listen or don't understand what they are about to acomplish! because THIS is mindblowing!
Still haven't found the willpower to finish Bulletstorm, yet I've finished the Aliens: Colonial Marines campaign three times. Cliffy's opinion of the PS4, good or bad, is a non-factor in my world.
It's funny that you base your opinion of Cliff on Bulletstorm, because Cliff didn't even develop Bulletstorm. He wasn't involved in the games development at all. All he did was help market the game. The game was entirely developed and written by People Can Fly. Now I won't say whether Bulletstorm was a good game or not because that's entirely based on each individuals opinion. However, no one can deny that in a market saturated by generic military shooters, Bulletstorm was at least DIFFERENT. They at least tried something NEW, and FRESH.
You called my above comment ignorant,and then you come at us with that? You're hilarious; how in the hell was Bulletstorm original in any way? It looked like a Gears of War FPS with a whip. Oh, you're talking about the fact that it had a sorta Call of Duty Arcade Mode for the campaign were you get a score, right? Maybe it was the bromance writing? No, that's Gears again. Cliffy may not have directed it, but he put his name on it when he promoted the shit out of it, so he takes the credit whether it's god or bad. Most people think Tim Burton directed Nightmare Before Christmas. He didn't a unknown guy at the time; Henry Zellick did, and you can bet your ass if it would've been a crappy movie Tim Burton would've taken more heat because he chose to market the movie. I actually played Bulletstorm, and enjoyed it for what it was, an immaturely written laugh out loud type of game. Even though I enjoyed the game at no time while playing through it's incredibly short campaign did I feel as if it were anything remotely new or fresh. If Bulletstorm is considered innovative we're all screwed.
Gears of War 1 was a great game but 2 & 3 disappointed me. Cliff is more interested in being a celebrity than making games it seems like.
Wow that is ironic when Gears of War 2 was made, they talked about that would be the end of Gears series.. but what makes you so different cliff when you still kept making them just like how GG is still making Killzone? Oh yea nothing is different about it at all.
Why are you Sony fanboys so angry? Cliff is an assclown but everyone is entitled to their opinion. Everyone doesn't have to like the Ps4?
We are entitled to our opinions too. Or doesn't it work the other way around? It being his opinion doesn't make his points any more or less valid.
That's Cliffs opinion, I could say the same thing about his Gears Of War games and how his doing the same thing GG is doing with Killzone,but who really cares. Everybody's opinion is different and people will like or dislike it.
He, and many others, dont get Killzone universe because they never played Killzone 1. KZ2 just put you in this world with some arrogant guy named Rico and this one mohawk guy going to a planet to take out some guy. Same opinions of the iNfamous brand at the top. Same opinions on Knack's style. It wont sell well.
knack looked stupid. is that game appealing to anybody on this site? i want to know what the appeal is.
Cliffy GET LOST!!! we dont want your stupid comments!!
Bleszinski comments on Killzone. "It just felt like a great looking shooter with “floaty” controls." A....is it just me or has this guy never even played the game? I mean "floaty" controls, I though the game was just the opposite with weighted down controls, especially Killzone 2! Killzone 3 was less weighted but still no where near as floaty at say any Halo game ever.
yeah if anything's "floaty" it's def. HALO you Jump in freaking halo lmao!
I've never seen so many people offended this easily by Cliffy B before, this is a bit more than the norm. It's just hilarious is all.
why does everyone think this little ps-meeting was E3? hold tight..sony's fin drop the chain's off the Beast! lol
lol and to say Killzone dosent have it's own universe i beg to differ. cause every time i play KZ it reminds me of starship troopers but instead of the bug's the helghast...one of my fav. movie's
Just look him up online and see how many games he's worked on in his career. Tired of these stupid fanboys jumping in to defend their precious console (that we've not even seen or is out yet!) when the guy just gave his opinion. Yeah, why does Cliff Bleszinski's opinion matter? I mean, he's only worked in the industry for over 20 years! But what does he know, eh? Seriously, the guys been making games since he was 17, he's worked on and helped build this industry and suddenly people think he only made Gears of War and his opinion doesn't matter? Pull your head out your asses you blinded fanboys.
I CAN'T STAND THIS GUY his hype hype hype..... GEARS looked like average game campare to some playstation exclusives, only xbox fans make him out to be beast looking retarded at e3 walking on the stage with a video gun.
The feb 20th meeting was just to announce the ps4. Plus the games shown are very early in development. By the time fall comes, these and other ps4 games will look even better. Plus E3 is soon and everyone will get a chance to play and see them in person. PS4 is going to rule. Better be quick on that pre order button when the pre orders go live.
Got to remember this huge dick cliffy b hates sony with a passion..I love sony but did stray for about a week and tried gears3 and man I have never seen so much brown and grey in a games graphics,and the multiplayer is an absolute joke..no wonder this dick left epic because that franchise went downhill after gears1
How could you guys hate on cliffy? Isn't he right? He loved Second son(assuming he seen gameplay) , but didn't want it to be named infamous,why? same reason he left Epic they are milking the franchise, or somehow the game is connected with Infamous 1 & 2. Come on I could even think of the plot for Second son, he wants to see a super hero game that has the chance to be something new. He wanted to see a different title from GG, didn't you? Don't you want to see, what this team can create? An Rpg? 3rd person shooter? Fantasy game? I respect cliff, who speaks what some people(including me)that are tired of all these sequels try to say. Still excited for these games and will buy them.
Why should Sony stop trying to make Vita happen? That comment was dumb. It will be great with the PS4. The PS3 was already getting old when the Vita came out so it was hard to make them work together. Now Sony will have a console that can work with the Vita. If they make some games that really use the Vita it will sell big. If you can play your PS4 games on the Vita that would be big.
Woah a lot of hate here for Cliffy B. I read his post and he didn't say anything that controversial and it was an opinion piece anyway, get a grip people.
Who does he think he is??? seriously. Is he trying to be like Patcher in some way?? Either way, he fails and he should stop commenting and giving opinions.
Wow... So much hate for Cliffy B. And gears. Cliffy should actually be an inspiration for any young gamers trying to get in the gaming development business. He's worked on some if the best most innovative FPS's ever, in the business for over 20 years, helped create what is most likely the best selling game engine Unreal, and revolutionized TPS's and and helped created one of the best new IP's this generation with gears. And ended up being a pretty cool guy to represent Epic on stage and off stage with his Ferraris and lifestyle. Not sure why so much hate. And knock Gears all you want, but that franchise outsold all of Sonys new franchises this day, had a legión of devoted fans, and still has thousands of players playing multiplayer. Unlike any exclusive PS games.
There's a lot of hate for Cliffy B because all he does is run his mouth. In fact it's quite surprising that he get's any work done with how much trash he talks. Part of the reason why he's hated so much is because when Bulletstorm was coming out pretty much every day Cliffy B was saying some Flamebait bull about the PS3 and Sony.
Infamous is one of the worst games in the history of gaming... I'll give cliff that. But everything else he says makes me think his head has inflated a bit too much.
All about the games, and SONY will bring the games and now they have proper hardware and have listened and learned their mistakes
I fully respect Cliffy for his excellent maps in UT and his hand in evolving the TPS. Whilst I found Gears to be good from a mechanical standpoint, it to me lacked any kind of emotional involvement (same issue KZ2 and 3 have in terms of lacking characterisation although I personally prefer GG's universe) and I always felt a bit detached and aware I was playing a formula rather than being fully immersed. And whilst he can be a showerbag, his points here are fair and delivered in his typically irreverent style.
Dont do fake DLC. Example= Scamcom Street fighter X Tekken Dont give bullshit demonstrations of up coming games. Example= Gearbox Alien Colon Marines. (yes Colon) Dont do any of the above whilst making your great game and you sure will win Next Gen.