Cliff Bleszinski's Next Game Is A Free-To-Play Shooter

It's been a long time coming, but Cliff Bleszinski has finally taken the lid off his next game and the first project he's embarking on since he left Epic Games two years ago. It's code-named "Blue Streak," and he describes it as a free-to-play sci-fi arena shooter for the PC.

The game is being made by Boss Key Productions, Bleszinski's new studio. The team there is working with Nexon, a Tokyo-based company known for making a wide variety of free-to-play online games.

Bleszinski didn't have much to say about the new game besides confirming that it's in development. In true CliffyB fashion, he took the opportunity to throw a little shade at the big-budget gaming hype machine he stepped away from when he left Epic:

Cliff Bleszinski's relative absence from proper game development has left many gamers hungry for just about any news of what the guy is up to. He first made a name for himself at Epic Games, where he worked for two decades as a key figure on iconic games like Jazz Jackrabbit and the Gears of War shooter. In October of 2012, he announced that he was leaving Epic to "chart the next stage of his career." He's remained relatively quiet since then, save for an interview last December when he hinted that he was working on a "proper" PC shooter. At the end of June he said on Twitter that he is "officially coming out of retirement to make video games again."

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