Gears Of War Designer Doesn’t Want To Be Remembered Only For Gears

Cliff Bleszinski designs Gears of War. The games sell millions. Before Bleszinski made Gears games, he worked on Unreal Tournament games and Jazz Jackrabbit, but it’s Gears of War that he’s known for.

“I can tell you know that if for the rest of my life I am only remembered for a fucking chainsaw gun, I will drink a bottle of whisky and put a gun in my mouth,” Bleszinski told Digital Spy. What if you are only remembered as Dude Huge?

“I am far from done with everything,” the game designer continued. Dude has huge plans. This all sounds like Bleszinski is working on something besides a new Gears game.

The Gears designer added that he thought there was “plenty of life in Gears“; he also doesn’t want to beat a dead horse. He doesn’t want future Gears games to be simply the same characters coming back and fighting more enemies.

Gears is amazing and I love it, absolutely adore it, but it will not be the final legacy of this studio.”

Many game creators say they don’t want to be pigeonholed. Take Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima, who has repeatedly tried to walk away from MGS, only to come back and make more Metal Gear games.

Maybe Bleszinski, though, is in a situation in which he can make the games he truly wants to—as opposed to the ones that make his studio and his publisher gobs of cash.

‘Gears of War’ won’t be the “legacy” of Epic Games [Digital Spy via CVG]

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