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Bleszinski: 'It Would Be Amazing To Reboot The Original Unreal'

Matt Gardner
Cliff Bleszinski, Epic Games, Gears of War

Bleszinski: 'It Would Be Amazing To Reboot The Original Unreal'

Epic's Cliff Bleszinski has said that he'd "love" to reboot acclaimed series Unreal, talking at the VGAs in a press conference after the awards about the future of the Gears franchise, the possibilities of console transition and plans for the future.

"I will tell you right now, if you could magically double Epic's team temporarily and just build another game like that I would love to do it," he said, referring to the possibility of rebooting Unreal.

"I've had all sorts of crazy ideas. I think it would be amazing to reboot the original Unreal with a Fallout/Skyrim vibe, where it's more about exploration than it is about action, and more RPG elements.

"But we're a slave to our success with games like Gears and Infinity Blade. Thankfully we're able to craft a new IP with something like Fortnite right now."

Bleszinski also spoke about the future of Gears of War, noting that he rather hoped the success of the third game in the series would lead to jumpstarting development on the touted movie, which he referred to as currently being in "development limbo". In term sof the games, though, thins were unclear.

""In the future, who knows? [...] We could be faced with the console transition at some point. We would certainly love to make more experiences in the Gears universe. If we get around to it, I want to make sure we switch it up sufficiently so it still feels like Gears DNA, but it feels fresh and new."

He was also firm in reiterating Epic's close relationship with Microsoft, pouring water on the hopes of PS3 owners who'd like to see the games on Sony's system.

"It's technically capable, but we have a good deal with Microsoft, so that's the home of Gears for the foreseeable future," he said. "Business is business man. We could speculate about anything. What if streaming online services decided they wanted to make a great deal with us? Then Gears would be a streaming game. But as of right now, Microsoft's been an amazing partner for us."

Epic are currently working on new IP Fortnite, which was announced at the VGAs over the weekend. Check out the full vid below.


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