Veteran game developer Cliff Bleszinski is still cooking up new ideas. The Gears of War designer said on Twitter that the wait to announce the new project has been “agonizing.”
“And, yes, for the record, I’m working on some new stuff, and you should know every damned day it’s agonizing to not talk about it,” he said. “Deal with it. Love y’all.”
Bleszinski did not elaborate further on the new project, but he confirmed in a reply on Twitter that it doesn’t involve chainsaws. This is a reference to the Lancer from Gears of War, which has a chainsaw attached to it; it’s synonymous with Gears of War.
Also on Twitter, Bleszinski said he had a Zoom meeting with games industry consultant Rami Ismail about this new project. Ismail replied of the new project, “It’s so good that I need updates.”
And, yes, for the record, I’m working on some new stuff, and you should know every damned day it’s agonizing to not talk about it.
Deal with it. Love y’all.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) April 7, 2021
Looks like we’re going to have to wait a little while longer to find out exactly what Bleszinski is cooking up. After leaving Epic Games, Bleszinski took a break for the gaming industry but returned to start a new studio, Boss Key, which released LawBreakers in 2017. The game struggled to find an audience, and Boss Key would later shut down.
Bleszinski is now writing a memoir about his life and career in gaming, and he’s also staying busy with his investments in local Raleigh, North Carolina businesses and in theater. He co-produced the Broadway musical Hadestown, which won eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score.