Boss Key Productions co-founder Cliff Bleszinski has shed light on why he left Epic Games, discussing his frustration with the company, as some developers at the studio thought Gears of War was “kind of a fluke.”
“It’s simple: a big Chinese company comes along and I had a chunk of ownership at Epic and they buy out 40 percent of it without any strings attached,” Bleszinski said on the latest episode of IGN Unfiltered when asked why he retired.
“Epic at the time, and I say this very carefully because they’ve really kind of changed into their own entity…. But at the time there was this whole like ‘Gears was kind of a fluke,’ you know, and I could pitch any idea to the company and inevitably I’d have somebody in my office going ‘I don’t buy it.'”