Cliff Bleszinski, who developed and designed the Gears of War series at Epic Games before leaving the company, has said the franchise – now owned by Microsoft – needs “a bit of a reboot”. talk to comic bookBleszinski said the Gears franchise needs a reboot similar to what God of War recently had in its 2018 game.
Bleszinski went on to say that Phil Spencer, CEO of Microsoft Gaming, has his phone number and would be “happy to consult on any future Gears games.” Bleszinski went on to say that the Gears franchise remains “near and dear” to his heart, and he still goes back and watches scenes from the series on YouTube every now and then. He said he’s proud of what he’s contributed to the popular series.
“Yeah, I like money. Who doesn’t? I like to eat steak and sushi sometimes, but you just want to know that your work makes [an impact]. Reading the comments about those cutscenes from Gears of War when Dom dies, people say, “I had to put the controller down, my friend and I just sat there in silence.” Tattooing what you’ve done on their body is the most flattering thing.”
Microsoft purchased the Gears series from Epic in 2014 and put its own team, The Coalition, to work on the franchise. The company has already released major entries in the series, including Gears of War 4 and Gears 5. The Coalition is reportedly working on Gears 6 now.
Sony’s 2018 reboot of God of War was a commercial and critical success, spawning a sequel, God of War Ragnarok, in 2022. These games helped reinvigorate the God of War series and helped advance it in new ways. This was the end of the God of War Norse series, but given the massive success of the series, no one should be surprised to see the franchise return.
As for Bleszinski, he founded a new company called Boss Key after leaving Epic Games. The studio released LawBreakers, but it failed to find an audience and the game was shut down. The studio was also closed. Bleszinski is currently working on a comic series called Scrapper.
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