Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games design director and creator of the Gears of War franchise, believes that Nintendo could well become a software only company in the next few years. Bleszinski says that the state of the entire games industry is currently in turmoil and both Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. Here’s what he had to say.
“This business has not been in a state of transition like it is right now since the video game crash of the ’80s. I really think we’re in a massive state of turmoil. I think Nintendo could possibly be faced with the situation of becoming a company that only makes software moving forward. I think Sony and Microsoft are about to come to major blows. But at the same time, people love playing games on their iPad. The PC is going through a wonderful renaissance right now. I think we’re ready to do digital download games all the time…I just want to see what happens. In regards to the industry, it’s like the Super Smash Bros. of business right now, and I want to see if Peach or Mario wins.”