Cliffy B wants to reboot Unreal, Skyrim-style

There’s no hiding the fact that Epic Games’ Cliff Bleszinski has been quite outspoken about his love for Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The man loves him some RPG, which is why it shouldn’t necessarily come as a surprise to anyone when he recently said he’d like to reboot the Unreal series with a “Skyrim vibe.” It’d be an odd combination for sure, but then again, Syndicate is being reborn as a first-person shooter, so why not?

“I’ve had all sorts of crazy ideas, like I’d like to reboot the original Unreal with kind of a Fallout or Skyrim vibe where it’s more about exploration than it is about action, with more RPG elements,” said Bleszinski. But the reality of the matter, however, says otherwise, and abruptly ends that train of thought.

“If you could right now double Epic’s team temporarily and just build another game like that I’d love it,” he said, referring to the fact that financial times just won’t let that happen at this time.

“We’re a slave to our success with games like Gears and Infinity Blade,” he added.

I’m a big fan of experimentation, but as much as an RPG-styled Unreal would have me quivering with enthusiasm, and probably have a frenzy of hardcore fans shake the very ground on which Epic’s HQ stands on too, I think the company’s announcement during the VGAs, Fortnite, is far more interesting right now, don’t you?