At one point in time, Cliff Bleszinski was responsible for some of the biggest franchises in the industry, including Gears of War. But since that time, his success streak hasn't been so hot, with the closure of Boss Key Studios and the failure of the multiplayer game LawBreakers. Soooo, what's next? Since he's retired from video games, how about...Broadway?
No, we're not going to see "The Life of Cliffy B" in musical form or anything like that (though we'd totally see that for the Jazz Jackrabbit number). Instead, Bleszinski is serving as co-producer on a show that's completely separated from video games.
Bleszinski made the news official on Twitter earlier today, announcing that he's co-producing the show Hadestown, with its 2019 tickets going on sale today. You can see a trailer for the show below in his tweet.
I'm officially co-producing this show.
That's my next gig!
It's on Spotify, give it a go. It's fantastic! //t.co/Ew7Tr1QsHA— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) December 26, 2018
He's already anticipated reactions from fans and gaming press alike, with follow-up tweets that read, "Gaming news gonna be like WTF" with a laughing face, followed by "I can't get it out of my head lol."
But fans have been gracious with their responses, as you can see below:
Congrats @therealcliffyb!— Danny Peña (@godfree) December 26, 2018
Truly yes pic.twitter.com/4ztEBoARi0— Casey Lynch ケイシ―・リンチ (@lynchtacular) December 26, 2018
That’s awesome :) I’m going to see it in April and can’t wait!— Ryan Meitzler (@ryanmeitzler) December 26, 2018
That’s really cool, good luck with it! I’ll give it a listen next time I’m in the car.— Jason Fanelli (@BigManFanelli) December 26, 2018
This rules, Cliff!— Alanah Pearce Bros. Ultimate (@Charalanahzard) December 27, 2018
This is awesome!!!— Amber Osborne (@MissDestructo) December 26, 2018
Whaaat! Hadestown is by far my favourite musical. 🙌 Planning on a trip halfway across the world just to see it.— Liam Esler (@liamesler) December 26, 2018
This is amazing congrats dude. I will be checking this out for sure.— Steve Jablonsky (@jablonsky_steve) December 26, 2018
Some of Cliff's may be scratching their heads over this one; but, hey, considering the rough run he has had in gaming as of late, it doesn't hurt to start 2019 off fresh. And with a great show to boot.
We certainly wish him the best of luck in his new venture!