On October 3, 2012, the iconic and outspoken spiritual badass leader of the Xbox Live community, Cliff Bleszinski, or commonly known as Cliffy B. by his household name, departed Epic Games and went onto where no man has gone before, PC gaming. Cliffy B. claimed that after 20 years of making games for PC and "doing this", while pointing to a nearby Xbox console with a slight sense disgust and with a silly grin on his face, he is sick and tired of console gaming. The man claims that he decided to grow up and start making PC only games again.
I was able to get a few words out of Cliffy B. as he was leaving Red Carpet on October 2, 2012. His words were and we quote: "After a recent journey of self-seeking, I realized that I am tired of Xbox, man. I am tired of this outdated hardware and inaccurate controls. And most of all, I am tired of the Gears of War franchise. I could not imagine being at Epic Games for the time of the release of yet another iteration of the same take-cover-n-shoot shooter with the same Unreal Engine next February. I mean, its 2012, dude, we are still using the same engine from 7 years ago, its insane. I think Im going to remove the tattoos of the words Microsoft and Xbox from my lower back as well." Our speculation is that Cliffy B. wants his new, yet un-named company, to produce PC-only titles which will utilize full power of latest graphics cards and which are to feature full Directx-10 and Directx-11 support. We further speculate that the name of the new company will be either called "Unnamed", "Epic Fail Games", or "Cliffy B. presents."
My inside sources at Epic Games reveal that Cliffy B. may have in fact been fired due to his loud and obnoxious nature. The sources state that internal struggle for who gets to play Gears of War Judgment first erupted into a full blown war at the Epics HQ. The current CEO of Epic Games decided to cut a deal and avoid bad press by making Cliffy B. leave the studio on his own accord to cover up the embarrassment.
Cliffy B. is known for creating the Gears of War franchise as well as for his distaste for PC gaming. His recent actions helped prevent the release of Gears of War 2 and 3 on PC due to piracy. When asked how exactly PC pirates were going to play online co-op mode and multiplayer using pirated copies of the game, Cliffy B. avoided answering, all he said was: "Get an Xbox".