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Gears of War Designer Cliff Bleszinski Teases New Project

Cliff Bleszinski at the Spike TV 2011 Video Game Awards.
Cliff Bleszinski at the Spike TV 2011 Video Game Awards. | Mark Davis/Getty Images

Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski may be best known for his tenure working on the Gears of War franchise, but it seems he's got a new project coming down the pike.

Bleszinski tweeted obliquely about the new project Tuesday,

"And, yes, for the record, I'm working on some new stuff, and you should know every damn day it's agonizing to not talk about it," he wrote.

Follow up tweets indicate game developer and co-founder of the recently defunct studio Vlambeer Rami Ismail has talked to Bleszinski about the project, saying "It's so good that I need updates."

Details about the game itself remain under wraps.

Bleszinski left Epic Games in 2012 after 20 years with the company. He went on to co-found Boss Key Productions in 2014 and released LawBreakers, an arena shooter that received a warm critical reception but failed to sell. Boss Key Productions closed in 2018, and Bleszinski has since mostly moved away from gaming. He co-produced the massively successful Broadway show "Hadestown" in 2019.

Bleszinski is said to be writing a memoir about his life and gaming career.