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Cliff Bleszinski announces BlueStreak, a free-to-play shooter from his new studio Boss Key

Cliff Bleszinski is returning to the videogame business with BlueStreak, a free-to-play sci-fi arena shooter for the PC.

There's really not much to say about this one: Cliff Bleszinski, known far and wide as the mastermind of the Gears of War series who " retired " from game development in 2012, announced his return today via a couple of brief tweets . "Friends, BossKey will be working with Nexon to publish a Free2Play Sci-Fi PC areana shooter code named #BlueStreak," he wrote. "And no, there won't be a fake CG trailer showing "Gameplay" because that's not how @bosskey does it."

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The South Korean publisher Nexon specializes in free-to-play online games, with releases including Maple Story, Atlantica Online, and Combat Arms; it also publishes Dota 2, Counter-Strike Online 2 and FIFA 13 in Korea. Bleszinski announced Boss Key, which he launched with Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brusee, last week.

I'm a little disappointed that it's not a new Jazz Jackrabbit—after all, does the world really need another F2P multiplayer shooter? There's no press release, no website, no screens or anything else of that nature; you literally know as much as we do right now. We'll keep you posted.

Andy Chalk
Andy covers the day-to-day happenings in the big, wide world of PC gaming—the stuff we call "news." In his off hours, he wishes he had time to play the 80-hour RPGs and immersive sims he used to love so much.