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Cliff Bleszinski wants to see "no disc based games" next-gen
Posted: 17.09.2012 12:13 by Simon Priest Comments: 4
During an AMA (ask me anything) on Reddit, game designer guy Cliff Bleszinski of Epic Games took on the challenge of answering the crazy online world's questions. No discs for next-gen?

Bleszinski would love the next Xbox and PlayStation to skip discs. He also reveals he'd love to make a game about "a lost dog who has to find his way home." Awww. Unlimited funds? A Firefly game.

Of course the 'dream' of no disc-based games on the next-gen hardware is not unique to CliffyB, as many have voiced such an aspiration; trouble lies in Internet connectivity.

The Gears of War creator says that Firefly would be his goal if given "unlimited funds and processing power" to turn whatever "film/novel/comic" into a video game. He'd also enjoy adapting super movie The Big Lebowski "for every system. It'd tie all the gaming platforms together."

Bleszinski's sage advice for someone who'd enjoy game programming? "Stay out of the bar scene."

"I had this chat with my teenaged nephew the other day. He asked me to send him a picture of my car. So I sent him a picture of all of them with the statement "Not to preach to you, but everyone I know who is this successful was working hard at your age and not partying," he recalled.

"I barely went out in my teens and 20's. I was driven and I wanted to make games more than anything else."

He wrapped up: "For those of you who want to get in the biz JUST DO IT. Start making something TONIGHT. Grab UDK or whatever's best for you and START. YOU are the next generation of innovation and I expect to see many of you at GDC at the Indie games festival with your own games in the coming years!"

Check out the full AMA on Reddit with Cliff Bleszinski.
Source: Reddit

Comments

By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 18, 2012
FoolWolf
No discs means a hell With new computer and Fiber I had to wait almost a day and a hald for my steam games to download - if I had had a progressive pay/MB to download I would have killed someone for the charge to get to play something I had already paid huge money for. Now I pay once every month and can do whatever I want from there on - to download one measly MB if I want or stream endless of hillarious fail compillations off YouTube...
By HenoKutus (SI Elite) on Sep 18, 2012
HenoKutus
i prefer bluray discs now,the drives are at a reasonable price and can store to 100 gb,it would be stupid if it al were digital then when you're pc crashes you have to put in hours of downloads and updates.
Stick with the technology that exist now-bluray that is !
By FoolWolf (SI Elite) on Sep 18, 2012
FoolWolf
I agree, BluRay is a good way to go - espacially seeing how High definition audio BluRay is starting to catch on. And having 50 GB or data available of an installation is great...
By lichlord (SI Core) on Sep 18, 2012
lichlord
agreed... steam is handy when discs are broken but i still would like to have those big boxes ^^