Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski is coming out of retirement

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Gears of War fans, rejoice! Former Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski has announced he is coming out of retirement. The veteran made the announcement Monday via Twitter, promising to post more details about his next project within the coming week.

He later added that it's going to be a blast to finally tell the story of what brought him back. Unfortunately, we don't have much else to go on at this hour.

Since stepping away from his position at Epic Games back in October of 2012, Bleszinski has lived anything but the "retired" lifestyle. Between guest posting here and attending various industry trade shows like E3 and PAX East, he's actually been pretty busy for someone without a job.

He even found time to criticize Minecraft creator Markus "Notch" Persson a few months ago for severing ties with Oculus VR following their acquisition by Facebook, saying the decision makes him look like a pouty kid who is taking his ball and going home. He summed it up as a bratty and petty move that saddened him greatly.

His decision to come back to games likely has little to do with money and a lot more to do with his love of the industry. I say this because Bleszinski himself admitted a few months ago that he stands to make a very sizable chunk of money from the aforementioned Oculus VR acquisition as he invested in the company at a very early round.

Either way, we'll know more about his next project in the coming week.

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