Cliff Bleszinski may make another video game

Despite swearing off game development, Cliff Bleszinski has a new idea in his head that he can't seem to shake.

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Cliff Bleszinski may have sworn off video games forever, but that doesn't mean his brain isn't still whirling away with new ideas. In fact, Bleszinski seems so taken by a new concept that he took to Twitter to tease fans with the idea that he might come back to games development after all.

Don't get things twisted: This is not a reveal of Bleszinski's updated career intentions or any firm commitment to a new project. Instead, it's a sign that ol' CliffyB is still up to what he's known for — creating new ideas for new games.

As can be seen from the tweet thread above, there was (rather obvious) speculation that the new game idea could be based around the battle royale genre. Cast your worries aside; that doesn't seem to be the case. In fact, in a later reply, Bleszinski said that if he did pursue such new ideas, the result would be "small and most likely done remotely. Indie stuff."

Bleszinski originally announced his departure after Lawbreakers, the hero shooter developed by his studio Boss Key Productions, was met with a less-than-stellar reception. Boss Key would later jump on the battle royale craze with Radical Heights, but the game found even less success, and Boss Key closed its doors shortly thereafter.

Specifically, Bleszinski said he was "NEVER making another game" after a Twitter debate was sparked by a fan requesting a refund for Lawbreakers. This comment was posted in November of 2018 (and has since been deleted), nearly two months after Lawbreaker's servers finally went offline.

It's safe to say the video game industry would happily welcome any new Cliff Bleszinski-developed games. If nothing else, his time spent with Epic Games working on the Unreal and Gears of War franchises earns him a free pass in our hearts. When or if we hear any details about new Bleszinkski-backed projects, we'll be sure to let you know. Until then, keep it tuned here to Shacknews for future updates.

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    August 19, 2019 5:35 PM

    Kevin Tucker posted a new article, Cliff Bleszinski may make another video game

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      August 19, 2019 7:49 PM

      Unbelievable Contest 2020. It's a multiplayer deathmatch game with HUGE fucking guns, and every character has HUGE fucking muscles. There will also be loot boxes.

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      August 19, 2019 7:57 PM

      Cussing Gun Bros 12: Pecs and Ammo

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      August 19, 2019 8:25 PM

      oh, the benjamanity

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      August 19, 2019 8:35 PM

      Thanks for the warning!

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        August 20, 2019 12:23 AM

        DM-Turbine is still my favourite UT level. :(

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      August 19, 2019 9:04 PM

      The hate boner for this ole Cliffy is mean. :(

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      August 19, 2019 9:18 PM

      First Person Twitter Battle Royale where whoever tweets the most inane schlock gets the best gear upgrades.

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        August 19, 2019 10:56 PM

        Oh look at this casual Trump main scrub

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      August 19, 2019 9:28 PM

      Book Editor 2K20

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      August 19, 2019 9:51 PM

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      August 19, 2019 10:32 PM

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        August 19, 2019 10:55 PM

        I thought Lawbreakers was a good game that failed because it couldn't get any traction in a market already dominated by established titles (like Overwatch). It's the worst thing about multiplayer-centric stuff, because they're completely reliant on getting a large player base to sustain them and once that death spiral starts, they're pretty much fucked.

        Also, wasn't it largely self funded?

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          August 20, 2019 2:46 AM

          I think he's talking about Radical Heights.

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            August 20, 2019 3:47 AM

            Yea but that game was made on zero budget in no time as a hail Mary to save the studio. It wasn't the dud that sunk them... They were hard fucked and hoping that they'd be able to pull a Fortnite.

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          August 20, 2019 7:40 AM

          Lawbreakers was hopelessly genetic looking out the gate. When the trend for those sort of character shooters is colorful, unique looking characters and you go bland, then you shouldn't be surprised when your game flops

        • Zek legacy 10 years
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          August 20, 2019 9:51 AM

          Launching a multiplayer game to no fanfare and instant death is legitimately terrifying to me, just thinking about that happening to something I was working on for years.

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      August 20, 2019 12:55 AM

      Nah, I'm good.

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      August 20, 2019 7:42 AM

      He should team up with American Mcgee

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      August 20, 2019 8:05 AM

      hahaha my gut interpretation of this headline is that it's a threat

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      August 20, 2019 8:43 AM

      Did he make Bulletstorm? I would play another Bulletstorm.

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      August 20, 2019 10:12 AM

      Jizz the Jackoff Rabbit.

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      August 20, 2019 10:23 AM

      I just hear Smash Mouth in my head when I see video game developers from the late 90s and aughts.

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        August 20, 2019 10:24 AM

        Somebody once told me
        Game devs were gonna roll me...

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          August 20, 2019 10:27 AM

          And fill me with existential dread.

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          August 20, 2019 11:00 AM

          CliffyB once told me
          Levelord was gonna roll me...

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            August 20, 2019 11:02 AM

            Hey now, you're at Rockstar
            Make the game now
            For low pay

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