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Cliff Bleszinski: No more disc-based games

by William Schwartz

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Cliff Bleszinski, the man behind Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, has strong words to say about where he sees the future of games heading, according to Gamasutra.

“The whole ‘old guard,’ where you get a Game Informer cover and an E3 reveal, is dead. I’ll never make another disc-based game for the rest of my career…”

According to Bleszinski, whatever his next project is will focus on community involvement, like Rust or Minecraft. “PC is where I’m going to wind up. That’s where the community is. The trend will always be the core. If I start a studio, I want a community manager there day one. I want weekly video or podcasts; I want task lists available on the subreddit. When my wife and I play Rust, before we play, we check the subreddit. Whenever you get a little bored with a game, someone issues an update. I feel like a game developer again, where I get to check out the build list.”

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He continued. “Your game is as good as how many YouTube videos it can yield… There are two lessons people have not learned from Minecraft: Get the game out there and build it. Some kid will put out a video. Players will teach each other. You don’t need the ‘press A to jump.'”

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