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Cliff Bleszinski: You Can't Just Copy Call of Duty

by Matthew Kato on Feb 09, 2011 at 03:55 AM

Shooter connoisseur and Epic Games chief Cliff Bleszinski warns that despite the success of the Call of Duty series, making it big with a FPS requires innovation.

Speaking to Eurogamer, Bleszinski said the current modern military shooter genre is too full. "We joked earlier about the modern COD shooter pie and trying to get a piece of that. There's no pie left, dude," he said. "There's room for one and two, and then you're done after that. You either have to find a section of the market that hasn't existed before, or gamers might not have thought about for a long time, and then find a new spin on it."

Of course, this is where Epic's Bulletstorm conveniently comes in, according to Bleszinski. "Once you get used to the Skillshot system and then you go back to another game, you miss it. That's to me a great sign of the evolution of a genre."