The lights are on
Cliff Bleszinski left Epic Games last year, and he's already stated his plans to start another studio. But when?
In an interview with Games Industry International, Bleszinski says that it's all a matter of timing, stating that "now would be the absolute worst time to come back.
really think we're in a massive state of turmoil," he said. "I think Nintendo could
possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes
software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major
blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is
going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we're ready to do
digital download games all the time...I just want to see what happens."
Bleszinski also talked about how Sony and Microsoft need to be more nimble on things like software updates, differing price structures, and indie games.
For the full interview, head over to Games Industry International.
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Hmmm, I'm kinda getting the same feeling that he has about a few things. Only time will tell.
Although Sony has come out to say they are making indie support one of their focus, along with iPad style cheap or free to play games. If they can actually deliver on those I think that will help them to become the leader they used to be back with the PS1 and 2.
"I think were ready to do digital download games only all the time" I think doing only digital downloads would have a major impact on not only the stores that sell video games but what about the collectors?
Cliff is a smart man. I understand why he wants to relax and wait and see how the industry starts to change and transform at the beginning of the next-gen era.
i have a mixed opinion on these topics :/
Make a new Jazz Jackrabbit :)
Seriously, he's going to do new IP and that's great. But I'd LOVE to see him go back to cartoony and fun and video gameish. I'd love to see him return to Jazz Jackrabbit.
And, could you imagine a Jazz with the production value of a Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time? Or Ratchet & Clank Future? Or Knack? Jesus... we need way less gritty realism and way more cartoony, fun-looking games.
Are those Transformers behind him?