Unreal reboot could take cues from Skyrim - Cliff Bleszinski

Cliff Bleszinski is a big fan of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, and he thinks its open-world exploration could be a great fit for a potential Unreal reboot. Bleszinski, Epic Games’ design director, responded to several questions on a Reddit ask-me-anything thread, laying out what he’d like to see in the future of the first first-person shooter franchise he co-created.

“I couldn't help but wonder what a reboot of Unreal would be like if it was more ‘SciFi-Rim,’” Bleszinski said. “Sure, there would be shooting involved, but exploration would almost be more important. Get back to that sense of wonder that the first game had ... Put it on a high end PC and prepare yourself for amazing visuals never before seen in real time.”

Bleszinski also commented on the difficulty of reviving old franchises, balancing hardcore fans who just want an updated version as close to the original as possible, and others who would complain about lack of changes. But for the moment, Epic remains “slaves to our success” of Gears of War and Infinity Blade.

“We're understaffed right now for all of the projects we've got going on so I can't say if or when it may happen. I do love that IP and do hope to return to Na Pali some day.”


  • TheCakeIsaPie - September 17, 2012 12:58 p.m.

    Just so I can beat tehtimeisnow to the punch and deflate his sense of self-worth: ugh unreal is teh suck not liek real innovaters liek Clal of Doty i hope they die and go out of busynes so that real geniuses can moove yhe industry forward, and the ipad won't be held back by this crappy tech. Steve Jobs 4 lyf!
  • TheCakeIsaPie - September 17, 2012 12:59 p.m.

    Uggh, I feel dirty after having written that. Now I know how Batman must feel; becoming as bad as crime to rid the world of it.
  • Manguy17 - September 17, 2012 3 p.m.

    you are a hero sir
  • TomSJ3 - September 18, 2012 10:20 a.m.

    I second that.
  • zombi3grim - September 17, 2012 2:26 p.m.

    I would love to see Unreal remade with an open world RPG style.
  • hanktherapper - September 17, 2012 4:42 p.m.

    You know, they hired most of the Big Huge Games ex-employees whom created one of the best (imo) RPGs in the last decade.
  • Fuzunga - September 17, 2012 7:59 p.m.

    Yeah, Epic Baltimore would be a good fit. I think they're doing Infinity Blade Dungeons right now, though.
  • abby-croft - September 17, 2012 8:19 p.m.

    Sweet! I've just received my free minecraft giftcode! >> <<

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