Cliff Bleszinski drops another new hint that he’s headed back into game dev (maybe)

    
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I'll be gone soon.

Cliff Bleszinski, aka CliffyB, aka Dude Huge, has often made headlines for his shimmying in and out of game dev. Readers will recall back in 2018 that he claimed to be done with making games, followed by a suggestion in 2020 that he’d be returning to the games industry after all, albeit “slowly and cautiously.” It would appear that slow and cautious pace is indeed coming to fruition, as Bleszinski has tweeted that he’s “working on some new stuff.”

What this “new stuff” is is hard to say, as the tweet also mentions he’s not able to talk freely about it. He also points out in a follow-up tweet that it may not necessarily be a video game. That said, replies from veteran game dev and consultant Rami Ismail seem to suggest that it’s going to be a gaming project of some form. What we can say for sure is that there will be no chainsaws.

To say that Bleszinski’s recent impact on multiplayer gaming has been… unique is an understatement. Readers will recall that CliffyB formed Boss Key Studios, which developed the multiplayer team shooter LawBreakers and the battle royale title Radical Heights, both of which flopped so spectacularly that the studio shut down shortly after. Bleszinski also made headlines for his mannerisms, saying that the press can f*** off and that LawBreakers failed because it was “too woke.” Hopefully, Ismail can impress upon Cliffy the need for proper, uh, public relations.

source: Twitter (1, 2, 3, 4) via VG247
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Utakata

Cliff who?

“…aka CliffyB…”

…oh him. /sigh

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Vanquesse V

let’s hope he manages to hit the right amount of “woke” this time
/s

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Utakata

Surprised he doesn’t team up with Mark Kern. Two peas of the same pod… >.<

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Greaterdivinity

I genuinely feel like whoever is his publicist, or whatever poor internal/agency PR team has to handle him deserves hazard pay. I’d say the same for Smedley too, though he seems…like he’s quieted down considerably since joining Amazon?

I’ll snark hard on him because I genuinely kinda don’t like him as a human being and he seems like the quintessential super rich douche-bro. But hey, his impact on gaming is significant, for better or worse, so I’m here for whatever he’s working on next in case it’s decent.

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Bruno Brito

like he’s quieted down considerably since joining Amazon?

He was top dog before, now he works for someone. Those kind of situations put your attitudes into perspective..

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EmberStar

One possible perspective being “You are not in charge here. If you shoot your mouth off and make this company look bad, you will no longer be *working* here. Think carefully before you hit ‘Send.'”

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Bruno Brito

That’s basically the entire perspective.

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Connor

“Hopefully, Ismail can impress upon Cliffy the need for proper, uh, public relations.”

Given his numerous meltdowns over the last few years, you’d be safer going to just about anyone else other than Rami for tips on proper public relations.

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Bruno Brito

He says it may not be a videogame on the following tweet.

Let’s all hope so.

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Jeremy Barnes

I feel like it will be something like, “It’s not a video game, It’s a game experience! So much more than just a videogame…bro”

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Bruno Brito

If he calls me bro, i swear to God…