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Submitted by Murpho 966d ago | news

Bleszinski: ‘I fought for new IP at Epic after Gears 1′

"Those of you throwing the Gears sequels in my face have no idea how hard I fought for new IP at Epic after Gears 1. No idea." (Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games, Gears of War, Xbox 360)

Credit url: gamernode.com
Sonyslave3  +   966d ago
That probably y no epic at E3 new game need time
Bimkoblerutso  +   966d ago
Uh...yeah. Yeah, probably?

Wait, what?
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DragonKnight  +   966d ago | Funny
"That's probably why there was no Epic at E3. New games need time."

I'm fluent in lazytyponese and bad english.
dcbronco  +   966d ago
Thanks for the translation Sister.
RickHiggity  +   966d ago
It's hard thinking for other people isn't it?
3-4-5  +   966d ago
Gears of War is one of the most overrated games I've ever played.

It was actually the 2nd or 3rd I played and it was brown + light brown + 2 other shades of brown + grey and a splash of color everywhere.

It was fun for like 10 minutes then just got old.

I'm not against games like this but it's shinning example of what we don't need more of in the industry.
SilentNegotiator  +   966d ago
Gears is not overrated. It has its problems, especially a lot with multiplayer, but the campaign modes are always good (can't comment on Judgment, which I hear isn't exactly great) with worthy AI and well designed levels.
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psyxon  +   966d ago
haters gonna hate.
BattleAxe  +   966d ago
Realists will always tell you what you need to hear, not what you want to hear. Gears was a mediocre 3rd person shooter, nothing more, nothing less.
Eyeco  +   966d ago
Gears 1 was great Gears 2 was dreadful at least now it is , its aged rather poorly, Gears 3 was a very good game and Judgement is just meh, Not an overrated series but its definitely not as hot as it used to be.
Lvl_up_gamer  +   966d ago
I know what you mean.

I feel the same way about the Uncharted series. Seems all Nathan does is fall then climb, fall then climb, fall....well you get the the picture.
BlaqMagiq24  +   966d ago
@ Lvl up

Troll harder bro
SilentNegotiator  +   966d ago
@Lvl_up_gamer

When you play Uncharted, Drake keeps falling?
Sounds like you just really suck at the game to me.

@influxity

Don't use that disgusting, empty phrase. See how I provided reasons why Gears is not overrated, instead of just brushing the guy off by calling him a "hater"? Took me 10 seconds.
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NumOnePS3FanBoy  +   966d ago
I think halo is AAAA LOOOOOT MORE overrated for sure.
mediate-this  +   966d ago
Gears is a great game, you take it for what it is, a muscle bound shoot em up. which is fun. very tactical online too.
JeffGUNZ  +   965d ago
Gears 1 multiplayer was one of the most competitive and addicting experiences this generation. Gears 2 and 3 never met those expectations, but the original was a godsend of competitive online.
SilentNegotiator  +   966d ago
Admitting to fighting for new IPs?

I guess he's given up on getting a position at EA.
NYC_Gamer  +   966d ago
He doesn't know what side of the fence he wants to play within the industry
ZodTheRipper  +   966d ago
He seems like he just likes to talk a lot. I'd wish that some other people in this industry would be this chatty, but not him.
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Blackdeath_663  +   966d ago
Lol, so true. while i don't like or agree with cliff.B almost 90% of the time i do appreciate that he is willing to talk and discuss topics with an honest opinion rather than PR gibberish.
Bimkoblerutso  +   966d ago
He's just the worst kind of social media spammer. He tries so hard to accumulate indie cred by saying things like this, and then even when he's technically "indie," he still comes out with statements backing big-business models.

Like yall suggested. He just talks to talk.
Mainsqueeze  +   966d ago
I feel like ppl will bash this guy no matter what he says. Lol he says he wanted new IP's and all you guys can do is insult. imho its the supposed gamers on this site that dont know what side of the fence they want to play on.
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DragonKnight  +   966d ago
He's with Oculus Rift because he's funding it and thinks everyone thinks it's the best peripheral ever. That's the one thing he'll be consistent on.
Whitey2k  +   966d ago
it would only be a an xbone title hes a xbox fanboy
The Meerkat  +   966d ago
Once Sony take 75%+ of the next gen Epic will follow the money and we'll see Gears on the PS4.

Maybe it will even look like Epics famous bullshots.
Sam Fisher  +   966d ago
F$&k epic, they can stay with xbox, youre not missing anything special with gears, im sorry but blez boy needs to stfu and cry in a corner, the game that was really good was gears 1, after that everything went to shit, naughty dog made a contender and that is last of us, and they murdered every third person cover shooter out there with this monster, so let epic stay m$, they need to die together
Thunderhawkxbox  +   966d ago
U do need to get a life not in million years microsoft will let gears come to ps4 and not in million year ps4 will take 75% of next generatin tbh someone need to wake u up I Think u having long Dream Sony fan boy
Eddie20101  +   966d ago
Don't really want to see gears on PS4, it's no where near being a classic franchise other than it had some amazing graphics, that's all. It would be nice to see something really different from Gears Of War from Epic.

Sorry cliff but your a really big attention whore.
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frostyhat123  +   965d ago
The fact that this comment has 19 agrees makes me want to leave this site so badly.
maniacmayhem  +   966d ago
It is very hard to pitch a new IP to company especially coming off a huge, successful IP like Gears. Most companies want to strike while the iron is hot.

I definitely believe Cliff as most producers in the industry always want to make something new.
DragonKnight  +   966d ago
Gears was a new IP, so it's probably not that difficult.
maniacmayhem  +   966d ago
Yes it was which is why Epic wanted to turn out a sequel to that game instead of another new IP.
DragonKnight  +   966d ago
Before Gears was Unreal Tournament though. Far more recognized than Gears at the time. So, it's not really that difficult. Just depends on the timing.
maniacmayhem  +   966d ago
Again, true. But then look at how many Unreal(s) there were before Gears even came out.

Cliff was also the producer/designer for Unreal so you have to imagine how long it took him to get the green light for Gears.

And if I am not mistaken I thought I read that Gears was suppose to be another Unreal spin off type of game.
I thought I read that somewhere I could be wrong.
DragonKnight  +   966d ago
I suppose it's different from developer to developer. I mean, Naughty Dog for example aren't afraid to make both sequels and new IP's in the same generation. I suppose it also depends on how big the developer is too.
maniacmayhem  +   966d ago
It is definitely different from dev to dev. But as you said, ND had to turn out 3 Uncharted (plus a Vita version) before they could turn all their attention to the Last of Us.

Cliff had to make three Gears (or two ??) before Bulletstorm could be fully worked on and completed.

Let's hope this new generation takes more risks and gives us new IP's that are on par or even exceeds games like Uncharted and Gears.
rainslacker  +   966d ago
Epic is more a engine developer than a game developer. Despite their size, and the amount of money they have, they aren't working on several titles at a time. Typically their games are made to showcase the engine(Unreal Tournament in particular).

They do make games of course, but it isn't anywhere close to the efforts they put into their engine.

I'm personally kind of disappointed they focused so much on Gears this gen. They have some creative devs there, but I understand their reasons for doing so. It's hard to give up practically free money, and they are no more guilty of milking a franchise than any other dev this gen.
Coltrane_C  +   966d ago
Have enough of "Cliffy B" over this last week. Just go home.
mochachino  +   966d ago
And in anger for being rejected sabotaged Geads 2 MP so effectively that it didn't even allow people to get into matches.
lategamer  +   966d ago
They actually fixed most of the issues through patch updates, but yea, damage was done.

Gears 3 probably had the best multiplayer out of the series though.
Gore-Content  +   966d ago
I don't give a rat's ass what this guy has to say. He should quit and apply for Microsoft internship or something.
logan_izer10  +   966d ago
GO AWAY CLIFF! NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOU! Cliff is the new HipHop Gamer
MrMayhem28  +   966d ago
Should have made a new ip Gears 2 & 3 were much worse than Gears 1
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MizTv  +   966d ago
Yup
Gears 1 was awesome
I played it so much
19 rounders it was great
But man did gears2 suck I hated that game
And I gave up never played 3 or the new one
LAG FEST
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Rai  +   966d ago
he should of joined Sony, they have no problems making new IPs.
Gore-Content  +   966d ago
Once an xbot, always an xbot.
omi25p  +   966d ago
Yeah! Like Killzone, God Of War, Uncharted, Gran Turismo, Ratchet and Clank, Infamous.

Both consoles have New ips and sequels.
Rai  +   966d ago
Okay but we don't know if they wanted to make a sequel or not. This is about Cliffy B. trying to make a new IP but gets rejected.

Naughty Dog released The last of us which is a new IP. Quantic Dreams is bringing out Beyond two souls. Both games near the end of the PS3s life.
omi25p  +   966d ago
Rai

Yes then for the X1 there is

Ryse
Quantum Break
D4
TitanFall
Below
Max and the curse of the BrotherHood
LocoCycle
Sunset Overdrive
Spark
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Rai  +   966d ago
@omi25p

why are you bringing up next gen games? this is about him wanting to make a new IP after gears which was back in 2006.

My second comment was that Sony allows for new IPs on THEIR CURRENT CONSOLE even at the end of its life.

The PS4 will have new IPs, during E3 Sony didn't show all their first party companies.
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ArtificiallyYours  +   966d ago
Good for you Clifford, smile for your grandma.
sypher  +   966d ago
Just another mouthpiece who gets far too much attention considering his skill set is PR.

It's a shame his opinion holds so much weight in our industry.
MonChiChi  +   966d ago
I am so sick of hearing from this guy more than I am sick of hearing about kanye's baby.
Belking  +   966d ago
Cliffy B is the man.
Benchm4rk  +   965d ago
Gears 1 was a massive hit of course Epic and Microsoft are going to want to pump out sequel after sequel. Look what Microsoft did to Bungie after Halo CE. Had Microsoft gave them some creative freedom Bungie would possibly of stayed with them and Destiny could of been a huge Exclusive franchise for Microsoft.

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