Despite previously sharing plans to retire, Cliff Bleszinski has just opened up to the world to share details on a brand new upcoming video game project, which Cliffy B has codenamed BlueStreak.
According to Cliff Bleszinski, BlueStreak will be a brand new arena based shooter set in a sci-fi environment. Cliff Bleszinski has a great deal of experience on shooter games such as Gears of War and Unreal Tournament, so choosing to make a new shooter game makes sense.
Surprisingly, the new title by Cliff Bleszinski will be a F2P title, and well-known publisher Nexon will be there to help Cliffy B’s new studio, Boss Key Productions propel BlueStreak to success.
When mentioning free-to-play, the first topics that come up involve player equity and ‘pay-to-win’ items, however Cliff Bleszinski made it clear on a recent Reddit AMA that he has planned to try as hard as he can to not make the game pay-to-win.
“I’ve never shipped a free to play game before. That’s one of the many reasons why we’re going with Nexon, they can provide server structures and a global peek into gamers of all types and guide us into a game that’s more ‘Shut up and take my money’ as opposed to ‘shaking you down for your hard earned cash.”
Nexon may be best known for their colorful and friendly library of games aimed for a younger audience, such as Maple Story, however their latest efforts show that they are planning to reach out for a more adult demographic, and what better way to do that than to team up with a new studio with Cliff Bleszinski at the helm?
A lot of developers backed by Nexon have vouched for them, suggesting that their monetization techniques are very much left to the developers, so hopefully we’ll see BlueStreak turn into a fair and balanced free-to-play game.
As for the release date of BlueStreak? So far, Cliff Bleszinski has got a lot of work to do. Currently Boss Key productions has just a dozen employees, and Cliffy B wants to ramp that up to 60 or 70 for the first year. Perhaps we’ll see more solid details on a release date for BlueStreak in a year or two.