How many more games might Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski makes before retiring? He talked about his future plans in a new interview with IGN, saying he could make one or two more games after LawBreakers. However, he said that depends on how well the game does and what happens in his personal life.
"How long do you think you'll keep making games?" he is asked. Bleszinski replies: "I've got at least one or two [more] in me."He went on to say that the number of additional games he makes may depend on whether or not he becomes a father.
"I'm pumping the brakes on that as long as I can because as much as I love kids...they're a lot of work," he said. "And I tell my wife, 'What do we like right now? Video games, movies, travel, sleep, alcohol, nice dinners, time with friends.' And from what I understand about having a child, it's one of the most rewarding things you can do. But like I say, anything worth doing in life is work--it's a lot of work, man." If LawBreakers does well, there might be more opportunities to explore additional games in that universe, he suggested. But Bleszinski doesn't have a crystal ball that gives him any answers about what's coming up next for video games.
"You can't predict what's coming next in this industry a year or two out--you're lucky if you can do six months," he said, adding that VR could change the world or it could flop.
Bleszinski did make the right call on virtual reality, it seems. He invested in Oculus Rift in its early days and made a "very sizable chunk of money" after Facebook bought the company in 2014.
Finally, Bleszinski said he is still energized by coming to work every day at Boss Key and building LawBreakers.
"I'm having too much fun [to retire]," he said. "I love pitching a weapon or a character and then seeing a sketch for it two days later. I want to see cosplayers with this game, I want to see tattoos, I want couples coming up to me telling me they met and fell in love online playing this game. That's what gets me out of bed in the morning."Bleszinski also recently revealed his favorite Gears of War game and talked about how the first game's multiplayer mode almost didn't happen.