Cliff Bleszinski offers to help 'fix' Resident Evil

Former Gears of War designer says he wants to aid Capcom in addressing unspecified issues with long-running franchise.

Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has offered to help Capcom "fix" the Resident Evil franchise.

"Hey, Capcom. Call me," he said over Twitter. "We can fix Resident Evil. Together."

Bleszinski did not go into any further detail regarding why he believes the Resident Evil franchise would need fixing. However, it is likely he is referring to the franchise's latest effort, Resident Evil 6, which shipped this month behind very mixed reviews.

Bleszinski left Epic Games after 20 years with the company earlier this month. At the time, he said it was "time for a much needed break" before embarking on the "next stage" of his career.

It is not clear where Bleszinski is headed, though his Twitter feed of late has led to much speculation. Since leaving Epic Games, Bleszinski has visited the offices of Activision, Zynga, Double Fine, and Electronic Arts. He has also met with God of War and Twisted Metal designer David Jaffe.

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Biggs613
Biggs613

They practically turned RE6 into GOW (at least Chris' campaign), and it didn't help. Go F*ck yourself, you arrogant pr*ck!

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Even if Capcom could fix RE, which everyone has known for 10 years that they can't, Cliff Bezinski WOULDNT BE THE ONE QUALIFIED TO HELP. What Capcom needs to do is axe Resident Evil and leave what we used to love well enough alone. Quit ruining shit, you retards.

Dragdar
Dragdar

RE's gonna get "fixed" if Mikami takes over

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Iamshmee
Iamshmee

I think they should just kill it off, it has a stupid name at the point anyways. After the first game not a single one has taken place in a residence.

razgriz_101
razgriz_101

people ragging on cliffy really need to look at what he done for the genre's he's worked in UT was much like Q3 a revolution in multiplayer and Gears was a leap forward for TPS.Just because the latest RE game takes a lot of nods from a game he's designed doesnt mean he would further make it like that.

 

As a designer, cliffy's one of the few that listen and the even fewer who have tried new things. 

TacticaI
TacticaI

Lmao @ people going crazy. If I was Cliff I'd love this attention from one simple tweet.

geezerdaman
geezerdaman

What a d-bag. Does he not realize that a lot of the complaint with the RE franchise is the fact that its become too much of a Gears of War clone? So now we have the creator of Gears of War offering to "fix" the game? What an idiot.

Fastphase1
Fastphase1

Capcom Europe gave Bleszinski an answer: "Bring pizza."

 

TBH, Resident Evil 4 is often concidered to be one of the most influential games of all time. It is, in one way, the reason for today's third-person shooters. Plus Bleszinski has stated that Resident Evil 4 is one of his favourite games of all time.

lithus
lithus

If Capcom had any sense, they'd have enlisted Epic a long time ago.  Gears was next to perfect in the 3rd person dept

MATERAZZI_23
MATERAZZI_23

Stay away from this Japanese series...,  stay away....

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

No please no... stay with your overly macho gears of war or whatever it is dude, stay AWAY from Resident Evil.

mmidnigh
mmidnigh

So, we're all agreed then? We'll meet back here next week to see what kind of stupid jackass thing Cliff has to say? Same self-important-douchebag time, same self-important-douchebag channel.

Ace10of27Spades
Ace10of27Spades

What a popmous, arrogant dork. This dweebs personality alone would make the series worse.

buying1999
buying1999

Well someone needs to fix it because this game sucks.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

"Bleszinski left Epic Games after 20 years with the company earlier this month."

 

Then Tweets:

"Hey, Capcom. Call me...I need a Job!"

 

Sorry, could'nt resist

Jadedfever
Jadedfever

They can't fix it when the father of RE himself gave up on it.

hunter8man
hunter8man

There is no fixing RE without rebooting the series. And I agree that they need to bring back Mikami.

Darkman2007
Darkman2007

no need to have Cliff come to the rescue, all Capcom needs to do is refocus the RE series, make the next RE into a game that fits into one genre (possibly with elements from another) , and does that genre justice

 

what that genre is , is something else, wheter its a horror game, or an action game.

mmidnigh
mmidnigh

Cliff, please, please, please follow these simple steps:

1. Get over yourself

2. Shut the hell up

3. Go away

4. Don't come back

5. Spend the next 30 years drinking in seedy bars, mumbling "...I created Gears of War..." to anyone who'll listen

jules2626
jules2626

what capcom should be doing is getting Shinji Mikami back. The problem for Res 6 was the campaign modes, it was ok but badly designed and seemed rushed. but the potential was there. However the core gameplay mechanics is better than GOW in my opinion and the best way to really play RES 6 is in the mercenaries mode.

GOW is an overhyped franchise and its more or less the same game since GOW1. its only popular because its marketed well and these companies are good at manipulating the masses. Infact the underated Vanquish is far better than GOW and guess who did that.. Shinji Mikami.

the best games are usually the underated ones, just like trying to watch a decent movie, GOW is just like transformers. over hyped meh stuff.

 

JillV
JillV

Every time this guy opens his mouth he only creates controversy that the whole gaming industry has to make such a fuss about it, he should just keep his damn mouth shut, he looks better that way.

Victorious_Fize
Victorious_Fize

Dips on RE7 being westernized cluster full of tough-looking badass zombie killers.

damodar_thade
damodar_thade

He should get a job with EA i hear they like generic overated shooters

LightAng3l
LightAng3l

Nooooooo !!! Get your dirty hands off resident evil !

BradBurns
BradBurns

That depends...is full-on shooter the right (continued)direction for a series with survival horror roots?

kiddoblivion
kiddoblivion

Cliff B, you're to blame for the current state of the Resident Evil franchise to begin with.  If it weren't for the success and popularity of Gear of Wars (which was influenced by RE4), Capcom would never have sunk to the desperate low that resulted in the unholy Frankenstein monster of Resi 4 and GoW that was Resident Evil 5 and, by extension, it's inbred offspring Resident Evil 6.

steelmouth
steelmouth

Here is to hoping Cliff finds his way to Microsoft Game Studios

steelmouth
steelmouth

SMDFH Cliff is so full of him self,sure he gace us Gears com'on he is not that great

solid_snake1461
solid_snake1461

Oh great! People criticized RE 6 for leaning more about the 'shooting' over the 'horror' part. And now this guy offer that he would deliver the 'coup de grace' to the RE franchise by turning it into pure shooter. Guess it also a way to help 'fix' a series that have fallen so far. And to Capcom: forget about RE, just start a brand new original.

tightwad34
tightwad34

If this does happen I see it going two ways. Total success or total failure. No grey area here.

StephenSays
StephenSays

Cliffs Gears of war record speaks for its self.  Listening to people imply that he couldn't help this franchise get a score higher than an 8 on there next installment is a joke. Remember Racoon city and resident evil both scored 4 and 4.5 on gamespot.  The series needs help, and a third person shooter shouldn't be too much of a  problems for cliff.  I welcome him offering help to fix this series.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

@Iamshmee The "resident" part of the title doesn't refer to a residence. It refers to the people OF the residence, namely zombies. You're either fighting residents of a town (Raccoon City), location (Africa), etc.

blackwing55
blackwing55

 @jules2626

 Vanquished wasn't underated rather it was unknown and unbought. Actually I think vanquished was overrated.

green_scorpion
green_scorpion

 @jules2626 Shinji Mikami is one of my favorite video game directors.  He should be as famous as Hideo Kojima or Itagaki after making games like Resident Evil, Dino Crisis, and Viewtiful Joe.

realiamnot
realiamnot

 @BradBurns I think no would be my answer to that question. They either need to go back to RE4 style play, or go back to the classic roots of RE1, 2 and 3 style.

realiamnot
realiamnot

 @kiddoblivion I agree, although I did enjoy RE4 I still think it took a turn for the worst, would've been better to stick to the original style. Bring back the classic survival horror gameplay!

Jebril
Jebril

 @kiddoblivion Wait....wait what? You can't honestly blame his game being successful for Capcom switching over their style of game. That was Capcom's decision ultimately, and honestly in RE4 it worked out pretty well. It's just lately RE5 and RE6 that have gone downhill. RE was never a MEGAPOPULAR series before RE4, it was enjoyed by a decent amount of people but it never had the audience it did until RE4. Unfortunately after RE4 though Capcom forget all about the atmosphere that made RE games...well creepy and tense like they're meant to be.

deathblow3
deathblow3

nothing has been said about cliff turning this game into anything he made other games besides gears of war yeah there mostly shooters but not all of them. besides re has always been a shooter just not a run and gun shooter. with the only high action moments being boss fights (current games) not included.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

 @StephenSays A) Gamespot score irrelevant. B) The game isn't a third person shooter. Making it one only gaurantees a 4 or lower. 

GodGundamNT1
GodGundamNT1

 @elheber No he would not... Chris Redfield was already remade for RE5 and 6... do you really want to see him all steoroid-ded-up?

 

Note that when people have a bad tendency to use the term "steoroids" they neglect to mention how steoroid users, specifically men will shrink to raisin status, and die an early death from heart failiure... as it has happened in the past...

 

Gears of War is good for its own game, this guy will just make his own version of Resident Evil... he will NEVER fix it... just like the other fools did not fix Ridge Racer... maybe Cliffy B should go fix Halo, thats right up his alley how do you feel about that?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

 @Jebril  @kiddoblivion It actually sold very well with RE2 and Code Veronica, far before 4. And no, 4 was okay but it was actually garbage if you go back and play it. All these 8 year olds played it and it was their first game so they think it was good, but if you go back and play it's pretty boring and flavorless ad ridiculous.