While I'm aware that this is a big deal, as someone who hasn't played an Epic Games game since UT2004, this really doesn't factor into my day at all.
Cliff Bleszinski Leaving Epic Games
Between this and Bioware, it seems quite a few veterans are "taking a break" from the industry nowadays
Yes, it kind of does. I hope other industry luminaries like Ken Levine, Warren Specter, Sid Meier (and his right hand man Jake), Keiji Inafune, and others stick around a while to teach the videogame world there is more to game design than brown millitary shooters for AAA games, or 2d pixel art platformers for indi games.
Hey, good for him knowing when it time to take a sabbatical and reassess...he should see if Greg Zeschuk needs help making some beer. Too many people in this high pressure industry stay in at all costs, there is more to life then making games. Play with the kids, take the wife to France, or build a scale model of Devil's Tower in your basement made from Silly-putty.
He's been with Epic his entire career and was one of the longest tenured, most respected people in the company. Of course his departure is a big deal.
meh not that big of a deal.
i dont understand why dudes are always being tied to one studio. it would be cool if the best game designers were treated like movie directors.
Not sure if this actually matters at all. I'm guessing probably not. Not meaning any disrespect, but "design director" sounds like more of cheerleader position, as opposed to someone who actually builds games.
Now if you told me the entire art team at Epic was retiring, that would be different.
I seriously do not think that I have ever read a more ignorant statement than this...
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