The Gears of War creator teased a new project on Twitter, but said it’s not necessarily a new videogame.
Two yᴇᴀʀs ᴀꜰᴛᴇʀ leavɪɴg Epic Gaᴍᴇs ɪɴ 2012, Gᴇᴀʀs ᴏꜰ War creᴀᴛᴏʀ Clɪꜰf Bleszɪɴski leapt ʙᴀᴄᴋ ɪɴᴛᴏ tʜᴇ ᴅᴇᴠᴇʟᴏᴘᴍᴇnt bᴜsɪɴess wɪᴛh tʜᴇ fᴀst-paced ᴀʀᴇna shooter LawBreakers. We ʟɪᴋᴇd ɪᴛ ᴀɴ awful ʟᴏᴛ, describɪɴg ɪᴛ ᴀs "ᴀɴ uncompromɪsɪɴg ɢᴀᴍᴇ thᴀᴛ ᴅᴏesn't ᴍᴀᴋᴇ apoʟᴏɢies ꜰᴏʀ ɪᴛs ʜɪɢʜ sᴋɪʟʟ ceilɪɴg" ɪɴ ᴏᴜʀ 84% reᴠɪᴇᴡ, ʙᴜᴛ ɪɴ spɪᴛe ᴏꜰ thᴀᴛ, ᴀɴd cᴏɴcerted efꜰᴏʀts ᴛᴏ sᴀᴠᴇ ɪᴛ, ɪᴛ faiʟᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ cᴀᴛch ᴏɴ. In May 2018, Bleszɪɴski ᴄʟᴏsᴇd ʜɪs Boss Key Productiᴏɴs studio, ᴀɴd ꜰᴏᴜʀ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs lᴀᴛer LawBreakers ᴡᴇnt ᴏꜰflɪɴe ꜰᴏʀ ɢᴏod.
Understandably, Bleszinski took the game's failure hard, promising in all-caps that he was done with making games forever. Forever! But forever is a long time, and a couple years after that, in October 202, he admitted that he was starting to feel the itch again. It's apparently an itch he's decided to scratch.
"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," Blesinzski tweeted. "Deal with it. Love y'all."
Intriguingly, he suggested several hours later that "it might not necessarily be a videogame."
In the wake of that tweet, however, he implied that he's already chatted about the project with Vlambeer co-founder and industry consultant Rami Ismail, which I think suggests some tangential connection to videogames at the very least.
It's so good that I need updatesApril 7, 2021See more
Gears of War fans holding onto faint hopes that Bleszinski will return to the series seem doomed to disappointment, however: When a follower asked if the new project involves any chainsaws, a reference to Gears' Lancer assault rifle, he replied, "None."