One of the biggest names in the gaming community offered to return to the series he’s best known for on Wednesday night.
The man is desperate at this point.
He lost a lot of money due to lawbreakers flopping and his studio failing.
So he thinks because Rod is leaving that he can just replace him? Well good luck with that. I imagine they are going to promote from within so they don't have a spot for Cliffy.
Not just Lawbreakers but remember they quickly made a battle royal title to cash in on the Fortnite craze. Radical Heights I think it was called. I think it lasted like a month then the company closed it's doors.
darthv72 If they promote from within, doesn't that mean there would be a vacancy in the position that got promoted?
All that huffin and puffin his pride along with his money finally fell apart now hes crawling back to MS, not too surprised.
@AngelicIceDiamond, he didn't work for Microsoft, he worked for EPIC that's where he made his money helping develop unreal engine and game, Quakes main competitor in the 90s, Gears is just one of the last games he worked on for EPIC
That's right he did work for Epic. Almost forgot because the Gears franchise is what made him rich in the first place. MS owns the property now he wants to return to the franchise that made him millions. With Rod gone to work on Diablo 4 MS does need a new lead. Cliff is the next best person to handle the Gears franchise though.
@Sciurus_vulgaris Cliffy B made millions by investing in Oculus VR before it was sold to Facebook.
Also probably bored.
Lol. Yesterday we had Platinium wanting to come back to Scalebound. And now we have Cliff wanting to come back to Gears? What the hell is goin on? Crazy times.
"Platinum should atone for their sins. I think MS should give them a chance to redeem themselves." I imagine there are plenty of sins between both companies when it comes to what happened with Scalebound.
Him and David Gaffe should team up. Lots of parallels...two big egos who haven't done anything great in years, and both specialize in the action genre.
Sad and true.
I doubt it. He's still a multi-millionaire.
he just offered to be a consultant ….he just wants to get paid a lot for shaking his head
Tbh, it needs him back. It’s terrible since he left.
He may be desperate, but I do think he is one of the best choices for the project... Gears could use a jumpstart
He doesn’t need the money, he just has a need to be creative and currently he doesn’t have an outlet, which I can understand. I wouldn’t be opposed to him helping out. I liked the newest gears but some of the new ideas didn’t pan out very well like the open worldish aspects and the skiff.
The coalition doesn't seem to know they're doing. I say let him take a shot
Guess he doesn't know how woke the Gears series is now.
You should read his replies to some of the tweets, he mentions it lol
This is hilarious. I actually want Microsoft and Coalition to give Gears a 5 year old break and work on something else
MS has no choice. No other exclusive sells for them other than Gears, Halo, and Forza.
Before the 360 era, a lot of people said MS only had Halo as a console seller. After the 360, it was Halo, Gears and Forza. MS doesn't have a lot of huge IPs, but it shows that if you put enough money behind a good developer, you can create new succesful IPs. Maybe with the XSX Microsoft will be able to create a few more.
yeah I can't see this happening until some new IP's ship on XSX. But once that does then go for itt.
Gears doesn't sell anymore either. People are just renting it via Gamepass.
I think State of Decay 3 has a shot of becoming the 4th IP
Their next game is going to be Perfect Dark
Can you confirm that? That would be awesome
Rumors says The Initiative is working on Perfect Dark..
Yup excited about that it’s the only franchise I’d really want to see reimagined has slot of potential, the rest need to be brand new games
Gears of war is my favorite video game franchise. Microsoft needs to bring Cliffy B back to take over the franchise. We also need Gears 2/Gears 3 remastered.
We already got that on Xbox 1. The games look amazing on the Xbox 1 X
@2pacalypsenow We need a Gears 1 Ultimate Edition type remaster for Gears 2/Gears 3. Not just a resolution update.
I have no problem with Microsoft hiring cliff Bleszinski, but I personally want to see The Coalition work on a new IP instead. Maybe if The Coalition expands to have a second team, cliff can work on Gears with that one, but I really want to see a new universe more, over more Gears.
The Coalition formally known as Black Tusk, was working on a new IP that was shelved after MS bought Gears from Epic and forced to work on gears... Honestly. It's time to shelve this franchise and bring a new IP out of the studio. MS is too dependent on Gears
They weren’t forced. The studio actually voted on whether to work on gears or not. Gears won the majority
Cliffy needs a job I guess. After bosskey's failure
To Cliff's credit, Epic came and poached all his employees. How fuck'd is that?
That’ll be awkward since he’s been bashing the Xbox for awhile now. He even called the Xbox fanboys salty because Lawbreakers wasn’t coming to the system. What's funny is no one on any platform expressed interest in it.
Check that..Used to be 1 of the biggest names in gaming. That was along time ago
There's not too many household names in gaming, yet he's still one of them.
He has a name in gaming circles, not friggin a household name by any stretch.
@trauma Then there's probably,literally, no household name in gaming. I said that in he's one of a handful names in gaming in general that gamers are aware of.
A long time ago and yet the game he created and was responsible for is undoubtedly one of if not the most influential game of gaming's modern era and its influence will be very patent for many years to come. That alone is enough to put this man in the upper echelon of game development.
Wasn't the most notable mechanic the cover system which was developed by the Kill Switch developers?
RazzerRedux I didn't say original, I said influential so don't give me the Kill Switch bs, a game that barely had any impact in this industry and most of us only heard about because of Gears. When ND talked about wich game inspired them when they were making Uncharted they didn't mention Kill Switch. They mentioned Gears. When Don Poole said that Sony wanted their studios to make more realistic and mature games he didn't mention Kill Switch, he mentioned Microsoft shooters and looking at Sony's games, we can easily see that Gears was the game that Sony was looking at and Sony's studios weren't the only ones taking cues from it. Rockstar, Crystal Dynamics, Bioware, EA, Capcom, Ubisoft, Square Enix, Kojima Productions etc were all looking at Gears.
No doubt Gears was influential. At the same time, Gears was heavily influenced by other games as well, including Kill Switch, Resident Evil 4, and Bionic Commando. Without those games, Gears wouldn't be what it was. "Bleszinski said the seeds of Gears of War were sown by three titles. The first was Capcom's Resident Evil 4, which made an indelible impression on Bleszinski even before its January 2005 release. "I really liked the pacing and the over-the-shoulder view," said the designer. The second game was Namco's 2004 shooter kill.switch. Though it had much less success critically or financially than Resident Evil 4, Bleszinski felt "it had the best cover system at that time." He felt that incorporating a similar cover system would really change the pace of Gears and set it apart from other shooters. Another inspiration was the classic arcade game Bionic Commando. In it, players must shoot a grappling hook to ascend from platform to platform vertically. Bleszinski thinks Gears has the same mechanic--jumping from cover point to cover point to advance--on a horizontal axis " https://www.gamespot.com/ar...
You're not telling me something I didn't know already.
Tail tucked firmly between legs :)
It would only help the franchise. Gears hasn't been amazing since part 3.
Sad pathetic begging now. Just go away Cliffy B.
Oh yes. He's only one of the creative leads of 3 giant franchises, of which pushed many aspects of both competitive, and single player, mechanics. That loser needs to stop because a game of his didn't succeed.
Fine....but you are talking about a guy who has thrown the gauntlet down at Microsoft's feet and basically dared them not to hire him. He isn't going to get a lot of support because he is still an a-hole. And I don't think anyone would blame MS for saying "thanks....no thanks" in response. This all goes way beyond a game of his not succeeding. @bovandy I'm pretty sure the gaming community has plenty of competition for that crown. Movie/TV/Music says hi.
The gaming community continues to be the undisputed champions at eating their own.
Your lame sarcasm aside you failed to mention his company went out of business too and nothing you said changes the fact this amounts to sad pathetic begging.
@solid Oh. I am oh so sorry that I failed to include that piece of information. I should have known how vital, and totally not entirely irrelevant to my point that information was. It shouldn't go without saying that his indie studio failed once their first big budget title didn't cover the cost of development. Oh I so truly apologize for the lame sarcasm of my last post. :^)
Its completely relevant in the context of the person being discussed and you're not forgiven. Now maybe you can take your nonsense up with some other people here that are saying the same thing I am and worse, maybe they'll appreciate your particular brand of .buffoonery cause its doing nothing for me.
@solid I guess I have to figure out a way to continue on without your approval. It will be hard, but I'll try to figure out a way to manage :^)
I wouldn't say he's begging. Just said he'd return to the franchise if MS was interested. Maybe opportunistic given the recent departure, but it is what it is. I wouldn't be surprised if MS already has Fergusson's replacement lined up, as I doubt it was a sudden unexpected departure.
Seems he has no choice but to go back to where he started.
Well, I will admit once he left the series lost a lot of the feel and epicness that pretty much apexed with the 3rd installment. I'm willing to give the guy a chance, but if Gears 6 is anything like 4 or 5, I'm gonna say he's lost it.
Dude should just work on being a more humble person.
His funds most be low.
Nah. He took a break from the industry and has investments in other mediums.