Cliff Bleszinski teases his new game

Creator of Gears of War show first screen from his mystery project

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Mystogan1757d ago

Another shooter? This better be good.

Septic1757d ago

Well the Gears series was brilliant so there's nothing to suggest this won't be brilliant (if this is indeed his game).

ShugaCane1757d ago

I'm more skeptical than you. The Gears series is good but it doesn't scream innovation. I've played the first 3 episodes and I thought it was more of the same. If he is indeed working on another shooter, I still question his ability to provide something different. Now I will carefully wait to see more about it before making any hasty judgement, but I won't give him my trust so easily.

Septic1757d ago

"The Gears series is good but it doesn't scream innovation. "

I respectfully disagree. Not only did Gears really refine the concept introduced by Killswitch, but it also innovated with things like Horde Mode, which has become an extremely popular game mode in many games.

One thing Epic do really well are the shooting mechanics. Gears 3 had dedicated servers and airtight gunplay with some excellent weapons and features like the timed reload bonus etc.

It's the closest gamers like me, who love traditional shooters like Quake and Unreal, have got to playing a TPS with similar mechanics.

His pedigree is great with the Unreal Tournament series, Unreal Championship and with Gears. If the game is another shooter, I'll be more than happy if the game introduces something fresh and more importantly, plays brilliantly.

ShugaCane1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )


Ok, so you're talking about online features when it comes to innovations, right ? Because in terms of gameplay, it was heavily inspired by Resident Evil 4, which was to me a really revolutionnary game.

I rarely play online, so I don't really care about innovations in that domain, but I get that people do. And I absolutely respect that. This is just not what I am looking forward to.

"If the game is another shooter, I'll be more than happy if the game introduces something fresh and more importantly, plays brilliantly."

Yes, this is exactly what I meant. As long as it's a fresh take on the genre, then I'll be fine with it.

HammadTheBeast1757d ago

I disagree. The first two were good, they had the third person shooter mechanics down flat, the game had a good cover system, but the third one has become all about "cover, roll, shotgun". That's literally all there is to it now, with the way they've changed the mechanics.

It's a good game that stands out in it's genre, but I wouldn't consider it brilliant for perfecting mechanics, same as I don't consider CoD brilliant for its mechanics.

mewhy321757d ago

Well I am a huge fan of the gears franchise but I have to say that this guy should give a shot at trying a different genre of game. I'd like to see him try his hand at role playing.

Machiavellian1757d ago

The problem with doing something different when you leave your bread and butter is that taking such risk can be very costly. Cliff have been doing FPS for a long time and just switching to do something else for the heck of it doesn't pay the bills if it does not succeed. I believe Cliff should first, Make the money then if he is comfortable try something new.

mxrider21991757d ago

correct me if im wrong but wasnt their horde mode derived from uncharted 2s whatever mode it was called lol

ma1asiah1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )


Horde mode was first introduced in Gears Of War 2 which was released a few years before Unchartered 2. Halo ODST and Call of Duty World at War soon followed suit by introducing their own spin on the wave based mode namely Firefight in Halo ODST and Zombies in COD WaW.

One other point I would like to make is wall bouncing ummmm to date I do not know of any other game that uses this. Granted it started off in Gears of War 1 as a glitch but soon became an awesome gameplay mechanic that was kept for the duration of the series.

Lancer and Chainsaw combo was Cliffy B's baby and Gears signature weapon and to be honest Gears would not be Gears without Cliffy B just look at Gears of War Judgement compared to the rest of the series it lacks everything that was once great about the series.

Gears of War 1 set the bar for TPS cover based shooteres especially in respect of its cover system etc. To this day it still stands as one of the best of its kind.

Cliffy B is very good at what he does, love him or hate him I have every ounce of confidence that what ever the game turns out to be it will be awesome.

NeoTribe1757d ago

Brilliant? Its a mediocre 3rd person shooter that's getting weaker every sequel. Theres no innovation anymore.

abzdine1757d ago

Gears 1 was great, but the more they released the more the series loses its identity and fails to entertain. TPS is a world with no mercy.

WarThunder1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

Gears series was brilliant? HAHA! Thanks for the laugh...

Gear of war = one of the most over hyped games i have played...

showtimefolks1757d ago


Brilliant nah but very good yes

What I hated about gears is how little it actually changed from game to game and some of the online issues remained no matter what

Also this guy thinks very very highly of himself and he liked the DRM MS tried to enforce so I am most likely buying his game used just to piss him off

MazzingerZ1757d ago

The first gears was great, second as well. They just needed better writing and less cheesy dialogs.

It was first real nextgen game, together with GRAW and ES Oblivion. Give him the credit he deserves

Anyway, Im not fan of the Unreal engine, charcters look plastic and explosions sucks

buynit1756d ago

I agree with mach..

Thats like telling a great basketball player to go play baseball cause thats all he does..

The guy makes great shooters... Unless he feels comfortable Doing another genre then he should stick to what he does best..

pixelsword1756d ago

I love GeoW, but it didn't refine anything from Kill.swtich. GeoW added things, but it did not improve upon the key gameplay that made kill.switch good.


though in a lot of ways im happy so many other people enjoy the series, i have to say that i personally have never understood peoples obsession with gears. i admit that it has many awesome things going for it like its fun reload mechanic crazy multiplayer modes and horde mode, i have to say that the gameplay just isnt my thing. i feel like its such a bulky, blocky shooter.

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cleft51757d ago

After all the bs CliffyB has been talking, this had better be amazing.

JsonHenry1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

I thought he was making a castle/base defense style of game? Or am I remembering that wrong?


zerocrossing1757d ago

I know the guy made some pretty good shooters, but it wouldnt kill him to step outside the box ones in a while...

3-4-51757d ago

I dare him to not use any shade of the color brown.

PSVita1757d ago

Didn't he retire....

I don't get why people do that. Is it to see if people are going to cry about it or something..smh

silvacrest1757d ago

that's what i thought, i swear i read something saying he was out of the gaming industry, now hes teasing a new game? wtf?

Jazz41081757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

I felt the sameway with killzone 4

PSVita1757d ago

Read your past comments

Xbox Fanboy

Nothing to see here

JunioRS1011757d ago

Hopefully it's more appealing than Bulletstorm, which was fun, it just wasn't the next gears of war

Lord_Sloth1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

Did you expect anything aside from a shooter from Cliffy?

Kind of upsetting since he tweeted his love for Dark Souls and how he'd love to work on something like it.

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golding891757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

Damn yo. why couldn't it be gears 4?

Geezus1757d ago

a proper gears developed by epic not that crap by people can fly!

ma1asiah1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

Rumor has it that EPIC may or may not be working on a Gears MMO. If so that could be cool...Its supposedly going to be set during the Pendulum Wars with a new protagonist and have Doms older brother and Anya's mum make an appearance.

REMEMBER this is just a rumor at the moment and after the disastrous GOW Judgment I don't want them to rush the next Gears game if their is ever going to be another one.

Back on topic like someone said Cliffy B left EPIC, so any future Gears games will be Cliffy B less.

In respect of my prior comment

"Horde mode was first introduced in Gears Of War 2 which was released a few years before Unchartered 2. Halo ODST and Call of Duty World at War soon followed suit by introducing their own spin on the wave based mode namely Firefight in Halo ODST and Zombies in COD WaW."

I stand corrected in respect of COD WaW and its Zombies mode as Gears 2 released 07/11/2008 and COD WaW released 11/11/2008....however one could dispute this possibly as unless I am mistaken I am sure Zombies was added to COD WaW and released world wide on 16/11/2009

die_fiend1757d ago

Because he quit.

The colour of this game is as bland as his personality, which he likes to share excessively. Looks like a snoozefest - I'm passing

N7Lukas1757d ago

Lets just hope its not more "DUDE BRO!, GO HERE SHOOT, MUSCULAR MARINES!"

Maybe then will it give credibility to all the shit he talks.

Geezus1757d ago

your making it seems like gears was not a good game! cuz going by popularity and sales it was fantastic

N7Lukas1757d ago

Going by that logic, Justin Bieber must be the most talented human being to ever walk this earth.

I agree the game was fun online, i played it. But doesnt take away from the fact that Cliff's ego is HUGE and thinks he is always right about everything that goes on in the industry, just because he's made a few dude bro shooters.

Death1757d ago

And since LoU is selling so well, it sucks like Bieber? Great example.

Cliff's ego isn't huge, the marketing persona he let's you see is. Cliff is a nerd with a Ferrari and he knows it.

N7Lukas1757d ago

To Death

I was simply stating that sales aren't the only factor in which to judge a games success, there are too many factors. If Cliff's ego isnt huge then i dont know what is.

LoveOfTheGame1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

While I don't agree with it, the best way we have of telling how good a game is are the reviews.

And by that standard Gears is the one of the best series this gen, and second in exclusive series behind Mario Galaxy I believe. LBP might be up there too.

CynicalKelly1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

Your making it seem like we are on a site that doesn't hate Microsoft or any game on Xbox.

PSVita1757d ago (Edited 1757d ago )

@N7lukas- After that first perfectly logical reply you should of just drop the mic and walked off stage lol ill rephrase it so people can understand what happened.

-Death: Gear of War sold good so it must be a good game.

-N7: If sells decide what's good or not, Justin Beiber must be really talented.

Up until there the conversation was making sense but then

-Death: The Last of Us sold a lot so it must suck like JB then lol

^What? That right there makes no sense in the given realms of the logic that Death started....

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Foxgod1757d ago

Basically hes saying that in his opinion, he doesnt like Gears.

And because he doesnt like it, it must be crap....

N7Lukas1757d ago

Where in that comment did i ONCE say i didnt like Gears? I didn't even mention the game. It is possible to criticize a game you like, you know that right?

Foxgod1757d ago

Right.... you diss space marines and your trying to make me believe you where not talking about gears, and obviously that would mean you love gears, even tho its all about space marines.

golding891757d ago

lol Yea just shut up N7Lukas.. You talking out your ass now.

N7Lukas1757d ago

Talking out of my ass haha, im not the one wishing for ANOTHER gears game, hows that milk taste?

Death1757d ago

Hey N7,
The marines are out their risking their lives for us. If you want to hate on the Marines, I suggest you do it to their faces.

PSVita1757d ago

Lmao just stop Death. He was talking about fictional Space Marines and unless you know where to find them how can he tell it to there faces lol.

theDECAY1757d ago

@ Death

You automatically fail when you tell someone that they are dissing real marines when they are talking about Gears of War. Fail, man.

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ma1asiah1757d ago

Ummm @ N7Lukas

They are COG, Sera's armed forces....Have you ever served bro....because as much as to some degree it can be seen as just a stereo type. BUT given that I have served dude you will find on certain levels that the miltant Dude Bro talk was spot on.

Now if they had shown it from the stranded's perspective or from the human remnants of Jascinto then maybe we might have got a more touchy feely game. Yet they didn't so the macho militant tone along with all the bromance stuff is just how it is.

Then again what about Gears 3 you have Anya and Sam then there is Bernie all females so I don't know.....

As for credibility have you survived a catastrophic event where you spend every waking moment fighting to stay alive against an unstoppable force. This one always cracks me up how the hell do you gauge what is and isn't credible plus its SciFi fantasy, which unless I am wrong normally does not hold to real world rules.

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Foxgod1757d ago

Time travelling or holegraphic themes?
Considering the background....

bub161757d ago

didn't this guy retire?

Marked1757d ago

He should...arrogant prick. His rockstar persona makes me want puck in my underwear.

Perjoss1757d ago

Regardless or whether you like his personality or not, he is a very talented games developer and the games industry would be worse off if he left it behind him.

Same goes for Phil Fish, who cares what he does in his personal free time or how he acts, if this stops you from enjoying a video game then you are playing for the wrong reasons...

Death1757d ago

"He should...arrogant prick. His rockstar persona makes me want puck in my underwear"

What in the hell does that even mean? I'm not sure if that was an insult or you were asking him out on a date.

Bonerboy1756d ago (Edited 1756d ago )

Puck in your underwear? Like a hockey puck? Why would you want those in your underwear? I've never heard of someone wanting pucks in their underwear. I mean to each their own but...strange man, strange. A puck? Hmmm