Cliff Bleszinski “Gestating” on New IP Codenamed Silverstreak
“My first Transformer was Bluestreak – which was later changed to Silverstreak or something like that – which is the codename of the new IP I’m gestating on slowly,” Bleszinski said. He went on to explain his desire to break from his Gears of War reputation and broaden his legacy:
“I don’t want the chainsaw gun to be my legacy. Whenever someone puts together a ‘Top 50 Weapons in Video Games’ there’s like the Halo sword, the Lancer, like it’s there with everything else, like Doom BFG and that’s really flattering, but a lot of these kids who have only been playing games for the last however many years, they think that’s the only thing I ever did.
“They forget about Jazz Jackrabbit, Unreal Tournament that I worked on, things like Bulletstorm, a little bit on Shadow Complex and things like that. Moving forward I would like to work on something new and fresh and kinda redefine my legacy.”
Don’t worry, Cliff. I’ll always remember you for Unreal Tournament, not Gears. And I’ll never forget the first picture I saw of you, published in a PC gaming magazine: