Ubisoft courting Cliff Bleszinski?

Assassin's Creed publisher reportedly interested in speaking with former Epic Games design director.

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Could Cliff Bleszinski land at Ubisoft? The recently jobless developer revealed on Twitter that Ubisoft sent him a phone with one number programmed on it and the Ubisoft logo as a background. It is not clear if Bleszinski ever called the number.

A Ubisoft representative was not immediately available for comment.

Bleszinski left Epic Games after 20 years with the company last 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.

Discussion

75 comments
therealsig
therealsig

Do they always use the same picture in all of his articles?

Darth_Ultima
Darth_Ultima

I swear, am I the only one who likes CliffyB?  I give the guy a lot of props for being willing to speak his mind without a PR person filtering everything he says.

rarson
rarson

I sure as hell hope not. I actually like Ubisoft and Cliff seems more interested in himself than gamers.

williamssonoma
williamssonoma

Who cares where he lands... the self proclaimed Tony Stark of video games, give me a break.  The guys ego needs a reality check.

shalashaska88
shalashaska88

This is good news. Always up for something new. 

WolfGrey
WolfGrey

No thank you, guy is a freakin egotist and says what ever will benefit him.

Elann2008
Elann2008

I could see it working for Cliff B. and Ubisoft.  The future of Ubisoft does hold a ton of potential.  Better than Activison and EA, that's for sure.

Takeno456
Takeno456

If he takes this job it will be like the shortest retirement/break ever. Also good sir would you like some gnasher with your hidden blade lol 

bongsyas_23
bongsyas_23

Marcus Fenix will be the assassin in AC 4

Symbiote_Venom
Symbiote_Venom

so hoping into a new job at a new company is taking a break SMH and shortly after taking his breaks he offers to fix RE6 .  There must of been some fallout at Epic

StateOfGrace
StateOfGrace

Oh please no.. I don't want the AC franchise to become a shooter.

hoscba
hoscba

That is "Unreal".

unreal101
unreal101

Good, good. I was just thinking about how the Assassin's Creed series doesn't have nearly enough burly, steroidal, foul-mouthed Bros in it. I'm sure Cliff can clear that right up.

jewell21
jewell21

Why is this mouth-breather giving me bedroom eyes in his photo?

theKSMM
theKSMM

I hope one day that I get so large that people send me free stuff just to talk to them.  I wonder what kind of phone it was...

broly180
broly180

I HOPE IF David Jaffe HIRE  Cliff Bleszinski  teamed up MORE POWERFUL GRAPHICS , you neve know   cliff is answer!!!!!!!!  ps4 game!!! I don't wante  Ubisoft and PS I WANTE CLIFFY WITH  David Jaffe together. BECAUSE CLIFFY HAS KNOWLEDGE EPIC GAME I WANTE PS4!!!!!!! HEY DAVID CALL RIGHT NOW JUST DO IT.

SolidTy
SolidTy

David Jaffe + Cliffy B?

 

Jeez, I wonder where he will end up. He will be missed at EPIC. Roddy will be missed as well.

 

I wonder if GeoW is going to take a hit now...

deon99
deon99

Don't see how taking a job at Ubisoft would be  taking a break.

FoxbatAlpha
FoxbatAlpha

Some sort of new telemarketing strategy. Sending phones out in the mail.

PSYCLOWN185
PSYCLOWN185

Oh my god if Jaffe and clif teamed up it would be the most violent awesome chaos filled game ever!

N0tYrBeezin
N0tYrBeezin

What if he calls and then tells them F off! :)

yeah_28
yeah_28

Can someone tell me what are the best games directed or lead-designed by this person? i dont understand why some people seem to hate him but also why gamespot is always posting news about him.

redder1111
redder1111

really don't know why he and people like him became so famous. making a game is a team work, also, as a part of a project, there are so many better people than him in the game industry (with so much better games than geow and  ut !!!  in their resume)

geezerdaman
geezerdaman

The more important question is: Who the hell cares?!

Greyfeld
Greyfeld

Cliffy B. is the Michael Bay of video games.

megadeth1117
megadeth1117

Well, let's see. Cliff is rich, good looking, and talented. Of course the Gamespot community will hate him, he's their opposite.

megatronx2
megatronx2

"Hello Cliff. Let's play a game."

never-named
never-named

That phone sounds like it's set to self-explode pending Cliffy's answer!

Hellhound30x
Hellhound30x

WELL I HOPE HE MADE THE CALL! WE NEED THIS GUY MAKING GAMES!

rarson
rarson

 @Darth_Ultima 

 

Yeah, but have you actually listened to the things that he's said?

xcollector
xcollector

 @Takeno456 Maybe he never retired. Maybe he was unofficially kicked of the EPIC team.

Vinland_Fighter
Vinland_Fighter

 @StateOfGrace Come on, nothing like the hidden chainsaw and hiding in a pile a guts for the sake of it! You will even be able to prone behind a fence to hide from the guards and take cover while shooting'em with your supersized pistol of face melting +3!

hadlee73
hadlee73

 @FoxbatAlpha Spy agencies have been doing it for years. Oh crap! I shouldn't have told you that!

Furwings
Furwings

 @megadeth1117 Plus he has a smoking hot wife who's also a hardcore gamer and he drives a Lamborghini so all the more reason to hate him! LOL

McGregor
McGregor

 @UberGamer44 This is what I think should be done as well. The real question is, "what is it like to work with/for him?" Working for a D-Bag is horrible, no matter how much money you make. If cliff is a good guy and treats employees fair, then making his own company should be all that is on the table for him.

unreal101
unreal101

 @Pr0ving4Gr0undz  @StateOfGrace It's very possible. A modern-day-set AC game that does not use sniper rifles would actually seem silly.

 

...not that I'm advocating the concept, I'm just saying it makes sense thematically.