Former Gears of War mastermind Cliff Bleszinski thinks the Gears of War franchise is in good hands, but he has no interest in going back to it.
Microsoft's acquisition of Epic's famed Gears of War franchise was the big news of the day, but while it brought former Epic Games producer Rod Fergusson under the tent as the manager of Black Tusk Studios, one person the change hasn't attracted, and apparently won't, is Cliff Bleszinski.
Bleszinski, the lead designer on the first three Gears of War games, left Epic in 2012, and he made it clear in a blog post today that he's not coming back. "I'm not going to move to Vancouver to work on it. I'm not going to consult on it," he wrote. "My headspace is in the future now, not the past. I have come to realize that until you give people something new to focus on they will obsess about the past. (good problem to have!)"
Bleszinski said he loves Gears fans and appreciates the support they've shown him over the years and that he's confident Fergusson will "take good care" of the franchise at Black Tusk, but he's moved on. "These recent events have steeled my resolve to make something entirely new," he wrote. "Time for new cosplay, new tattoos, new fandom."
He added that news of what that might be will hopefully be coming soon.
Source: Clifford Unchained