Cliff Bleszinski is making an arena shooter for the PC


— 6:00 AM on July 9, 2014

Cliff Bleszinski is one of the gaming industry's most prominent designers—or he was, anyway. After 20 years at Epic Games, where he worked on the Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal, and Gears of War franchises, "CliffyB" left the studio to take "a much needed break." Now, almost two years later, he's come out of retirement to make a "Sci-Fi PC arena shooter" code-named BlueStreak. The game will be free to play, and you'll apparently be able to watch its development on Twitter.

Naturally, the project was also announced via 140-character dispatch:

BossKey is the new studio formed by Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee. The two worked together on the Jazz Jackrabbit series, and Brussee has since contributed to the Killzone games. They'll be teaming up with Nexon, a Japanese firm that bills itself as a "worldwide leader in free-to-play online games."

That's all we know about BlueStreak so far. However, Bleszinski promises to shed more light on the project at 5:30PM ET today, when he'll discuss the rational for targeting the PC, working with Nexon, and going the free-to-play route. He'll apparently be answering questions, as well, but the venue for the session hasn't been announced. #ProbablyTwitter

   
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