Cliff Bleszinski teases new game with image

Cliff Bleszinski, best known for his work on the Gears of War series, left Epic Games last year to work on something new. And here's a first look.

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Cliff Bleszinski, best known for his work on the Gears of War series, left Epic Games last year to work on something new. And whatever he's working on, it appears he's ready to start showing it off.

"Here's a sneak peek at something I'm working on that has been cropped," he tweeted.

Whatever Bleszinski's new project is, it's likely to be a departure from his previous work. When he announced his departure from Epic, he noted that he's "grown up" now, adding he didn't want "the whole chainsaw gun to be my legacy."

"Moving forward I would hope to work on something new and fresh and redefine my legacy. Stephen Spielberg didn't want to be known for just E.T. so he made a lot of different kinds of things," he told G4.

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    August 1, 2013 8:45 AM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Cliff Bleszinski teases new game with image.

    Cliff Bleszinski, best known for his work on the Gears of War series, left Epic Games last year to work on something new. And here's a first look.

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      August 1, 2013 8:58 AM

      Is that Fortnite game or whatever still in development? I haven't been following.

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        August 1, 2013 9:03 AM

        Epic is working on Fortnite yes. But Cliff doesn't work there anymore.

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          August 1, 2013 9:07 AM

          That's right, I had completely forgot about that.

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          August 1, 2013 9:08 AM

          so whos he working for

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            August 1, 2013 9:11 AM

            Not the man, that's for sure. He was on a giantbomb discussion during E3 and sounds like he's working for himself shopping it around to publishers.

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              August 1, 2013 9:11 AM

              Also, from the watermark, it looks like his new company is whosay and it's all copyrighted to him personally.

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                August 1, 2013 12:26 PM

                Whosay is a website that lets those with high influence/celebs share pictures. It's not his company and has nothing to do with gaming.

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        August 1, 2013 9:08 AM

        It is, as long as it wasn't stealth-canned. The original head of that was Lee Perry, but he left Epic in 2012, leaving Tanya Jessen to lead it. I think it might have gotten some press time at GDC, but nothing since then. It's a game I'm not going to buy since it combines so many elements I don't like (tower defense, microtransaction potential), but it's become almost irrelevant in the gaming news scene, since it's a 2011-era fad that was left in the oven too long.

        I don't know if Epic even has a studio anymore. If they're keeping quiet because they habe a big project in the skunk works, they should have some studio heads interview with gaming sites to prove their existence. Otherwise, I guess they're making Unreal Engine 4, which almost no megapublisher is going to license since they wanted to stop paying the Unreal tax and run on tech that they acquired.

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          August 1, 2013 9:10 AM

          You're probably right: after all those successful video games, they've probably laid off everyone who made them and decided to call it a day.

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          August 1, 2013 9:46 AM

          Wouldn't it be safe to assume Epic made truckloads of money from Unreal engine and could just continue doing Unreal engines?

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            August 1, 2013 10:01 AM

            Most people do get into video games for the money, that is true.

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            August 1, 2013 12:06 PM

            In a vacuum of information, it is only safe to assume the worst. Unreal as I knew it in 99 is dead three times over, first being replaced by geneboosted dudebros, then by getting GameSpy'd, then by fading into nothingness, behind Gears and Infinity Blade.

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      August 1, 2013 9:13 AM

      whats up with that cliffside geo clipping through the fog plane? or is my brain not seeing this correctly?

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        August 1, 2013 9:19 AM

        Is it some kind of really novel creative world with floating rocks?

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        August 1, 2013 9:59 AM

        At first I thought it was part of the image, then thought it was just really bad compression (or, compression gone bad I guess). But, looking at it closer I think you're right. It's alpha channel clipping and a render error. You wouldn't normally post marketing images with flaws like that.

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        August 1, 2013 11:20 AM

        My prediction: reality erosion.

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        August 1, 2013 11:43 AM

        The rocks are floating

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          August 1, 2013 1:38 PM

          That's kinda what I'm thinking, but it's hard to tell.

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        August 1, 2013 12:15 PM

        Maybe its some kind if experiment/weapon

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        August 1, 2013 12:49 PM

        I'm pretty sure everything you see in the picture is 100% on purpose.

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          August 1, 2013 12:53 PM

          I think it's funny though that "leaking" it with no explanations is kind of backfiring because people like daggot think that it's an error.

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            August 1, 2013 1:29 PM

            it is working exactly as intended I believe, people are talking about it

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        August 1, 2013 5:01 PM

        Haha, this is the first thing I noticed too... well, besides the dude and the boat.

        (Cliffy's new game is garbage lollllz.

        It could just be floating rocks though... it's hard to tell. I hope it's floating rocks.

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      August 1, 2013 9:26 AM

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      August 1, 2013 9:36 AM

      All grown up over the course of last year.

      Oh yeah.

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        August 1, 2013 9:51 AM

        I have nothing against Cliff, he makes fun games, but when he was on the giant bomb thing debating with Jon Blow, he came off as an idiot. Felt kind of bad for him.

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          August 1, 2013 11:16 PM

          I thought he actually presented himself really well.

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      August 1, 2013 9:53 AM

      it's a BRO with a GUN with his GUN BOAT, nice bro

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      August 1, 2013 10:54 AM

      Was Cliffy ever a programmer or is he one now? This guys ego is cringe worthy and I'd like to know how's he got his start in the games industry.

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        August 1, 2013 11:01 AM

        He was a level designer for Epic Games.

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        August 1, 2013 12:08 PM

        Creative direction and design are the building blocks for the games industry. Try not to squash this guys accomplishments. He may not be the most articulate guy, but his leadership in design and made some really fun games that defined the industry for the last console generation; whether we like it or not.

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        August 1, 2013 1:45 PM

        Level Designer. I remember when he fucked up the UT:RA deal insisting on changes to the design so CRT ended up leaving. He wasn't too happy with the Quake community calling his maps "shitty". haha

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          August 1, 2013 4:44 PM

          This tells me what I needed to hear, explains his crappy personality.

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        August 1, 2013 2:16 PM

        Cliffy is the David Beckham of game development

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        August 1, 2013 4:56 PM

        He made a lot of small games before joining Epic. Probably involved a lot of programming.

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      August 1, 2013 11:47 AM

      Cliffs of War.

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      August 1, 2013 12:03 PM

      He never said it was a game...

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      August 1, 2013 1:25 PM

      He's grown up guys. Only classical music and smoking jackets from here on out.

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      August 1, 2013 2:28 PM

      CliffyB is dead. Long live UT99.

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      August 1, 2013 4:45 PM

      So the game is a mod for Farcry 3?

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      August 1, 2013 8:34 PM

      omg destiny ripoff

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      August 1, 2013 10:15 PM

      DON'T YOU LISTEN TO THEM CLIFFEYB. I STILL LOEV YOU.

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      August 1, 2013 10:26 PM

      I don't know what it is about that guy but he grinds me the wrong way.

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