Submitted by Lionheart377 368d ago | news

Cliff Bleszinski Responds to Gears Changing Hands

GR said, "One of the main minds behind Gears of War has no interest in being involved with the new project." (Gears of War, Xbox One)

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NYC_Gamer  +   368d ago
I can't blame Cliffy though.It comes a time when developers should move on and create something fresh.
GutZ31  +   368d ago
I agree, but I feel when that time comes, I wish they would kill the franchise, not do a spyro the dragon neutering.
nukeitall  +   368d ago
I agree, but I love Gears of War too much so I would rather have CliffyB work on it. Too bad, but Rod Fergusson is on it!

JokesOnYou  +   368d ago
"My former employer has sold the Gears of War IP/franchise to Microsoft and my friend Rod Fergusson is going to be working on it.

To be honest, I don’t think the franchise could be in better hands. Heck, Rod’s Twitter handle, to this day, is “Gears Viking.” Gears is just as much Rod’s baby as it was mine. He’ll take good care of her. (Rod, I owe you a girly drink at GDC.)

Phil Spencer went out of his way to give me a phone call to inform me of the transaction last week. Phil, you didn’t have to do that, you’re a gentleman. I appreciate it; that goes a long way. 343 knocked it out of the park with Halo and I think Black Tusk will do a fantastic job with Gears.

I suppose this puts the nail in the coffin of the question “Will Gears ever come to Playstation?”

Safe to say that’s not likely to happen. (Besides, it gives me something to look forward to on Xbox One besides Titanfall and Project Spark…oh and more Halo, of course.)"

-I like Cliffy B., he's always been a pretty cool dude in my book. Gears along with that "Mad World" trailer single handedly sold alot of xbox 360's, Gears franchise is still today thought of as part of xbox dna...the way I see it is its just "coming home", permanently. I'm definitely looking forward to the next gen Gears on Xbox One and whatever Cliffy is cooking up too.
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mcstorm  +   367d ago
@JokesOnYou I agree I did not play judgment as I did not like the Demo and was playing Horizon and my Wiiu too much at the time it came out but I cant wait to see where gears goes next and im glad I picked up a xbox one as it now looks like Microsoft are taking it in the right direction.
hulk_bash1987  +   368d ago
Couldn't agree more, just like with Kojima. As much as I love the Metal Gear Solid Franchise to death I really wish we can see what Kojima would create as far as a fresh new ip.
mediate-this  +   368d ago
Ya man i agree, or even finish the zoe series, would be sick. Mgs series is done for me, i just cant get into it, the same thing happens all the time, just different paint.
hulk_bash1987  +   368d ago
As much as I love Metal Gear, I would have loved to see a ZOE next gen Sequel much more.
Syntax-Error  +   367d ago
Finish the ZOE series? Shit, finish Shenmue!!! With the technology we have today and what Shenmue did on the Dreamcast...that game could be amazing. Shenmue did what no one has duplicated today down to the point where people actually closed their store and you could watch them walk home to their homes. Amazing. No one was a random pop-in population character. GTA still hasn't done that. Doesnt feel like a breathing world
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Myze  +   367d ago

While I would love another Shenmue as well, what does it have to do with Kojima or MGS?

Speaking of Kojima, I would love to see him make another game like Snatcher or Policenauts. A new ZoE would be great, as well.
erathaol  +   368d ago
He's wanted to move on for a long time, even after Gears of War, he has had an itch to make different types of games. It just happened that they needed it him on Gears of War and he's been in the industry long enough, that having such a big project in his hands like Gears of War, was something he couldn't walk away from without giving it his all first.

Glad he's such a different personality than what people perceive him as, he's a lot friendly too and has a great sense of humor. I've never met him personally but Mega64 has told some really funny stories about him, along with videos they have done together.

Looking forward to what he puts out in the future.
Volkama  +   367d ago
Last I heard he is delving back into the PC FPS Arena.... arena.

If Titanfall doesn't live up to my expectations then I'll be pinning a lot of hope on this mystery project :)
erathaol  +   367d ago
I'm on the Evolve train personally, more I hear about that game the more interesting it is, one dev sold me when he said,

"The matches are more like 'Fighting game' matches, they get really intense. When its all over, you come out of it with palms sweating and need a moment to breath."

Sounds like the last minutes of Counter-Strike to me.

maddskull  +   368d ago
but gears will not be the same gears that was made by cliffy.
Trekster_Gamer  +   368d ago
They need a change of guard for gears, can't wait!
TheDevKit  +   368d ago
I wouldn't expect the same.
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otherZinc  +   368d ago
No, Cliff, THANK YOU!

My family loves the Gears series. I've beaten every Gears game on Insanity, Co-op & of course the great Horde Mode.

I'm looking forward to the XBOX ONE installment. I'm still holding out hope you'll help the BT team if they ask.

However, I'm very pleased you've endorsed the new Gears Team!
jerethdagryphon  +   367d ago
the problem is, gears is a war story pure and simple and because of that the next one will be a war story with cover and, mp mechanics,

eventually unless they do new chars and such gear will become cod like and iterative,

adventure games like uncharted while formulaic get away with more because of story.

so in my opinion this may not be as good as people hope
Syntax-Error  +   367d ago
Cliff actually held Gears back. The bosses were hyped and under-delivered because of this. The Boss in Gears 2 was easier to beat than Gears 1. Too many personalities in the game that were rushed in a trilogy.
drizzom  +   367d ago
"Gears of War - The Musical" rumored 2015
MadSientist89  +   368d ago
nice letter.
UnholyLight  +   368d ago
I think people take the goofy side of him too seriously sometimes, but this guy shows nothing but the utmost class and respect right here.

Kudos to him I say, and he makes a great point.
TheDevKit  +   368d ago
Yeah, I get a different vibe from Cliff than people like Phil Fish.
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BeefyDeedz  +   368d ago
It's a nice read, but I had to do a double-take at "343 knocked it out of the park with Halo". Different strokes I suppose.
MrSwankSinatra  +   368d ago
pretty sure he was being politically correct. it's not wise to burn bridges.
Team_Litt  +   368d ago
In my opinion, Halo 4 was the best Heal in terms of story/single player campaign. I've never cared so much for MC as I did in Halo 4. The story was very memorable.
In terms of multiplayer, Halo 3 still holds the crown, but Reach turned me off a bit in that regard so I now play Halo mostly for the fantastic story.

As you said however, different strokes, I respect that you feel differently.
sinspirit  +   368d ago
I can't understand how anyone can like Halo 4's story having played the previous game when it destroys some of the concepts like Spartan's being so unique and drastically changing Cortana and adding thrusters in his suit(His nanomachines don't make add-on's, only provides self regeneration).. It also Michael Bay's the plot of the game.
TheDevKit  +   368d ago
It could have been a lot worse.
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Ace Killa 08  +   368d ago
The franchise itself was something that swept the past generation. I don't wish for a reboot or anything to milk the series, however it be nice if done correctly to have a current gen graphics. Till then it be nothing more than just an experience and a dam good one!

Thanks Cliffy and Epic for making a great series. Dam you People can fly for making Judgment, that's game gave me the reason to not hope for any future releases.
christocolus  +   368d ago
"Damn you People can fly for making Judgment, that's game gave me the reason to not hope for any future releases."

Lmao..i thought i was the only one who didnt like judgement. I believe blacktusk will do a better job though.
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Ace Killa 08  +   368d ago
I literally bought it one day and returned it for another game the next. It was that bad!!

Though I did manage to get Defiance and that game was better than GOWJ, not the greatest.
MadMen  +   368d ago
Phil Spencer, a good person for MS to have, unlike most of them he is an honest and true gamer gentleman.
christocolus  +   368d ago
Yeah phil is a great guy. With Dons depature he has been able to make some really good deceisions. Good job. Wish cliffy b would join ms though. Miss him and J allard.
tuglu_pati  +   368d ago
I agree Im starting to like this guy. Is good that MS has someone like that for a change.
Shazz  +   368d ago
use to think cliffy was a knob but since listening to him on the joe rogan podcast i like the guy
Kevin26385  +   368d ago
Stopped reading after, "343 knocked it out of the park with Halo"
starchild  +   368d ago
What the hell. Halo 4 was a great game and in my opinion better than anything Bungie had done since Halo CE.
Kevin26385  +   368d ago
It was a good game, but I think a lot of people would disagree with you.

Halo 2 and Halo 3 provided a much better multiplayer experience.

Halo 4 couldn't even sustain 100 people in some playlists months after launch. Embarrassing.
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MajorGecko  +   367d ago
any true Halo fan knows that Halo 4 was a let down in the Maps and Vehicle department campaign was pretty good but halo truly shines in multiplayer and it felt like Halo/COD ewww
MysticStrummer  +   368d ago
I nearly forgot Cliff existed. It was a good time.
KNWS  +   368d ago
Hes making a arena shooter for PC, Hes focus is on that.
link2Dpast  +   368d ago
Nintendo could use some fresh talent, different mindset, more ideas never hurt. He is always praising them, ive always felt from the perspective of gaming as a sport, Nintendo are the yankees (even though they own the mariners lol) and every one wants to be in the yankees at one point, i imagine same for developers.
KNWS  +   368d ago
Phil Spencer is the man!
mrpsychoticstalker  +   368d ago
He definitely is, a gentleman. Way to go Phil! Keep brining the best of the industry to my favorite console.
TheEnigma313  +   368d ago
For me, Gears ended after part 3. The trilogy was so amazing, no need in tarnishing it's legacy. Hopefully the new company can do something fresh with the series.
ion666  +   368d ago
No good develeper wants to stay on 1 I.P. forever. At the same time I would'nt want to give my hardwork to anybody else. Its sad :(
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XiSasukeUchiha  +   368d ago
Cliff doesn't really care since he working on his own title!
AceBlazer13  +   368d ago
i like that we're all skimming over the fact that the black tusk exclusive everyone was always bringing up was never a game in the first place and they are now just getting to work on a project
WilDRangeRrfc  +   368d ago
I'm pissed now I have to buy X1 after all!!!!!
FRAKISTAN  +   367d ago
yahh, the 100 million dollars will make cliffy sell her mom and sister
CaulkSlap  +   367d ago
Gears is pretty much burned out imo. Might be just me but the novelty of the TPS arcadey cover jumping wore off after Gears 2. New gen is time for a new franchise. Titanfall may be this generation's Gears equivalent for Xbox.
Rhythmattic  +   367d ago
Déjà vu...
Reason I bought a 360 was GeoW ....

Looks like the same reason ill get a One.
(Also Quantum break, but havent seen enough of it as yet)
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SynestheticRoar  +   367d ago
No Cliffy, oh no it's doom.
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curiousgamer  +   367d ago
good for MS that they finally own this franchise. expecting more awesome to come.
shamon  +   367d ago
Gears 3 was the last best game to me that cliff and epic did
Atomicjuicer  +   367d ago
Gears was great. Gears 1 and 2 really set the 360 on fire. Gears 3 wasn't as good and gears 4 was only ok.

To be honest I'm not super excited about Gears any more. It's still ok but I hope Microsoft got it cheap because its running a little stale.
VIDGMER  +   367d ago
No wonder, MSFT scare if Gears of war came to PS4. that's why MSFT bought Gears of war from epic for XB1. good luck.
level 360  +   367d ago
Great letter from Cliffy, honest and sincere.

Let's hope for a reinvigorated Gears on XBox ONE.

And for Microsoft to not milk the franchise to obliteration..

.. just milk it properly I suppose.
kryteris  +   367d ago
Gears is a great game, but how did they f bomb the 3rd one so horribly?
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Obscure_Observer  +   367d ago
Gears of War is a system seller. It has great potential, and certanlly will impress on E3 2015. I think its time for some inovation. A more vast world. (Not open world. Just not linear as the previous ones) new faces, new enemies, new challenges.

I got faith in the potential and talent of this new team
TheDarpaChief  +   367d ago
I think its much better That gears stayed exclusive than multiplat. There is just some things that should not veer out into non exclusivity. I think we can all agree playing gears on a PlayStation would feel wrong in the same respect that playing uncharted or infamous on the one wouldn't feel right. Kojima gets a pass cause everyone deserves metal gear. This console crap has spiraled out of control to the point we don't care about the companies anymore moreso we just want to see the fans of the competitor suffer. Were better than this guys. Swagfags are our true enemy
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MSpence516  +   367d ago
Where is FortNight you bastard????!!!j/k

I remember when MorganFell would swear up and down that Gears 2 was coming to PS3 as well as Gears 1.
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