Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Robert Nelson - Feb 13, 2013
Gears of War creator promises future with “true horror games”

Those who are fans of true horror games may like where this is going. It has been said that more “true” horror games will come when we finally make the move from disc to digital. The comments come by way of Cliff Bleszinski, who many will recognize from not only being a creative director with Epic Games, but also one of the people behind the Gears of War franchise. The interesting part here, the comment from Bleszinski came at the end of some rather normal Dead Space 3 talk.

Basically, he has stated that when “we’re fully digital we’ll see more true horror games coming back.” The lead in to this comment deals with the current set-up and how the true horror games not ideal in the high-priced disc based market that we are seeing today. Bleszinski has said the true horror games come in better where they are played for a few days and then traded in, something that he believes EA is well aware of. Aside from giving some hope for true horror fans as we move forward, there was also some interesting comments on the topic of Dead Space 3.

He has said that while the game is “still quite a bit of fun,” he was still having a hard time getting his head wrapped around the weapon crafting and upgrading system. Noting that he could have used a bit more hand holding when it came to generating and crafting circuits. And in what seems like an effort to be fair, he went on to say that “overall game pacing is something that’s really hard to get right.” Other comments included how parts feel like Lost Planet and that there are a lack of memorable locations.

Putting the game play specifics aside, he went on to say that “this franchise feels like it’s starting as a solo experience, a solitary and confined horror game, and now it’s evolving into much more than that.” Bleszinski has said that you can either fight this or embrace it. You can likely guess where he is going — with the embracing. This brings us back to the topic of true horror games coming back as we move to digital, something we hope to see happening as we move forward.

[via Bloody-Disgusting]

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