Cliff Bleszinski, lead designer of Gears of War, has shared his thoughts on the upcoming Project Scorpio console from Microsoft.
Hosting a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), the developer stated that Microsoft is finally “getting its sh** together.” Project Scorpio appears to have great promise in the eyes of Bleszinski, who also added that the improved hardware will give other developers a ton of new features to play with.
Bleszinski left Epic Games in 2012 to form his own studio called Boss Key Productions. It is currently working on LawBreakers, a gravity-based multiplayer first-person shooter. The game is in closed beta on PC but was announced yesterday to be arriving on PlayStation 4 as well. The developer never talked about an Xbox One version, but on Reddit he noted that fans should not rule out the possibility.
MS is getting their sh** together. They’re putting it in a backpack or in a shit museum and getting it alllll together. Scorpio is promising. MS bet on Kinect too hard last round. Don’t rule out an Xbox version [of LawBreakers], btw.
Gears of War 4 was the first installment in the series that was made after the departure of Bleszinski. He weighed in his opinion that the game was enjoyable and is curious to see just how much of his ideas will “stick” with the franchise as it continues to pump out more installments.
LawBreakers will feature a “starting” price of $30, giving players access to all future “content upgrades” for free. This includes new characters, maps, and modes.
The game is still without a release date, but the developer is confident that it will manage to release is simultaneously on both platforms. A closed beta for PlayStation 4 is likely to be announced in the coming months. As for the release date, we will just have to wait more.