Not very long ago, perhaps a week or two, the games industry was rocked by the departure of one of its lead men. Recently we lost the developers and writers of the Mass Effect franchise, we have been seeing more studios closing and on top of that, Christmas is coming, as is the next generation of consoles. With big names leaving and teams closing, it was a massive shock when Mr Cliff Bleszinski left Epic Games, his long time employer of more than 20 years. He brought us the Gears of War series and refined Unreal Tournament into one of the greatest tournament shooters of our age.
But yesterday morning, at around 5AM Cliff sent out a tweet from his twitter profile @therealcliffyb saying:
"Hey, Capcom. Call me. We can fix Resident Evil. Together. :-)"
Now it's no secret at all, that Capcoms recent venture into the Resident Evil franchise was less than stellar. It received for the most part, bad reviews and awful critiquing generally across the board. The fans hated it, the day one patch broke the game, and since then more patches have been announced to "improve" the game that Capcom hailed as their best Resident Evil title to date.
While there is no official statements from either party at the minute, it certainly looks as though the fans want Cliff to step in. Though Cliff is renown for his jokes on Twitter, whether or not Capcom will actually take the offer seriously or not, is a matter for debate. They could either stick to their guns and try and hold onto what pride they have left, or humbly accept to hear what my Bleszinski has to say.