Cliff Bleszinski has been teasing Project Bluestreak since the middle of 2014, but now it looks like concrete details are on their way. Bleszinski’s Boss Key and publisher Nexon have launched a teaser site called The Shattering with a countdown, which currently has two days, six hours, 37 minutes and 33 seconds left to go.
Although the website is called The Shattering, that’s not necessarily the game’s name if Bleszinski’s tweet is anything to go by. Instead it seems likely that the Shattering is the in-world name for whatever world-changing event precedes the game, and is presumably what’s being depicted in the world of fires and slanting skyscrapers pictured above.
We already know for sure that Bluestreak is a free-to-play first-person shooter set in a post-apocalyptic sci-fi world. Here’s what Bleszinski said about the kind of game he wants to make in a Reddit AMA last year:
“I want to make a skill based game where someone who is really, really good is seen as a player with nearly godlike abilities. Sure, once in a while the person who sucks might get lucky with a stray shot and take that person down, but I want to craft a game that has weapons and moves that are easy to learn but to really make them sing takes thousands of hours of play just like a professional athlete would. Anyone can toss a football, but Drew Brees can get it through the tire at X yards every time.”
But if I was to speculate, I’d guess that Bluestreak, whatever it’s called, will fall somewhere on the spectrum of games ranging from Destiny to Warframe and Gearbox’s Battleborn. Or as Randy Pitchford described the latter game, I’m going to guess Bluestreak is a “hobby-grade coop campaign; genre-blended, multi-mode competitive e-sports; meta-growth, choice + epic
Battleborn Bluestreak Heroes!”
If I’m wrong, perhaps Bleszinksi will retweet this story with the word “Nope.”