Bringing back DM-Morpheus? You're on.
By Alex Walker on December 12, 2013 at 8:50 am
Finally, someone has seen the light. Although in the case of Cliff Bleszinski, it’s less a case of seeing the light and returning to the fold, since he was one of the men responsible for, you know, Unreal Tournament. So it’s nice to hear, courtesy of Polygon and Pointless, that the Epic founder wants to bring back the arena first-person shooter.
“I have a slide deck, I have a pitch, I have concept art, I know pretty much what I want to do,” Bleszinski said on the Pointless podcast with host Kevin Pereira. “It will be a PC experience that will hearken back to a certain type of game that we cut our teeth on,” he hinted.
Music to my ears. I’ve always said to all and sundry that no matter how deep my love for other types of games, you never could beat the level of fun possible in something like Quake 3. Getting into a huge capture-the-flag match or even something like Rocket Arena — just glorious. And the thought that someone with a proper background, unlike the team responsible for Shootmania, for instance, wants to bring the glory days back … it’s a Christmas present all by itself for me.
“A lot of these kids playing Call of Duty, I don’t think they know what a proper arena shooter is,” Belszinski added. Too bloody right. Bring it on, son. I’ll be waiting.
Source: Thanks, Polgyon!