In your mind, what is your top shooter of 2014 so far? Some may choose Titanfall, while others may say Wolfenstein: The New Order. If you're in the latter group, then you would join Cliff Bleszinski with the same choice.
Boss Key Productions Founder Cliff Bleszinski talked about some of the best first-person shooters he has seen this year, and gave quite a compliment to MachinesGames for their work on Wolfenstein: The New Order.
"What I liked about Titanfall was the variety of gameplay that, just when shooting by itself started to get a bit old, your Titan would be ready and they knew how to switch it up a bit. I think introducing a little bit of minion gameplay without Titanfall turning full MOBA was a good step for them.
"But outside of that, the new Wolfenstein was in my opinion, and I daresay this, one of the best first-person shooter campaigns since Half-Life 2. And I think I’m about halfway through right now, I’m stuck on this bridge section but I refuse to lower the difficulty because I hate having to do that in a game.
"But when I saw that game at E3 a couple years ago and then PAX East, I was completely underwhelmed, I was writing it off. I didn’t want to be a dick and say something about it on social, but my expectations were really low—I thought it seemed kind of cheesy and just weird. And then when I got hands-on, it was extraordinarily well written, graphically gorgeous, and the maps were extremely well built. And the combat was just fantastic, it was a labor of love," Bleszinski said.
If you haven't had the opportunity to get your hands-on Wolfenstein: The New Order yet, you are missing out on a great game. There is plenty of more competition in the first-person shooter category, though. For the rest of the 2014, other upcoming fps shooters are games the likes of Evolve, Destiny, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.
Bleszinski's recently announced project, Project BlueStreak is also a shooter, but of the free-to-play variety for PC. It's currently under development by his own studio Boss Key Productions. Check out the interview with PCGamer as they dive into a lot of topics with Bleszinski.