"Don't call it a comeback."
BY: MIKE MAHARDY
JUNE 30, 2014
In February, former Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski said he'll never make another disc-based game, citing titles like Rust and Minecraft as examples of where he thinks the game industry should be going. Today, Bleszinski said he would announce details on his next project soon.
"I'm officially coming out of retirement to make video games again," he said on Twitter. "Stay tuned here for details in the next 7 days!"
Rust, the open world survival game created by the makers of Garry's Mod, tasks players with surviving, in spite of other players attempting to do the same. Bleszinski said future games should be fostering players' creativity like Rust does, and that he wanted to make a title that would allow him to have a closer relationship with players.
It's unclear whether this will be the model Bleszinski is pursuing with his next game, though. Be sure to check back at IGN with any new information revealed this week.
Mike Mahardy is a freelance writer for IGN. To hear him rant about Wes Anderson and Kurt Vonnegut, you can follow Mike on Twitter