"PC is where I'm going to wind up. That's where the community is."
Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has expressed the possibility of developing games again. In an interview with Gamasutra, Bleszinski revealed that he was thinking of starting a new studio with its focus being on the PC platform.
If Bleszinski were to start his own studio, not only would he develop for the PC platform, but focus on communicating with players as well. He explained, “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.”
Bleszinksi plans to focus on developing digital-only titles for the PC platform and seemed adamant when he said, “I’ll never make another disc-based game for the rest of my career…”
As to what kind of game he will develop next, Bleszinski, who worked on the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War franchises, added, “I will probably always make shooters. It’s in my DNA.”
But Bleszinksi doesn’t want to just create a good game. He concluded, “I want to get back to the point where I go to PAX, and a couple comes up to us and tells us that they met in a game that my team made. Cosplayers, Kids with tattoos. That sense of camaraderie with developers. That’s where I want to get back to.”