Gaming industry veteran Cliff Bleszinski has introduced the world to Project BlueStreak, his new free-to-play sci-fi arena shooter for PC.
During a Q&A session on Reddit, he told fans all about the new game.
"Free-to-play is one of those genres that means something entirely different depending on the game. For every model that feels like Las Vegas methods (Zynga, Candy Crush), there're folks who do it right, like League of Legends or Warframe.
"I've never shipped a free-to-play game before. That's one of the MANY reasons why we're going with Nexon; they can provide server structures and a global peek into gamers of all types and guide us into a game that's more 'Shut up and take my money' as opposed to 'Shaking you down for your hard-earned cash'. So we'll experiment, tweak, tune and, most importantly, build a positive community around the game as we develop it," he said.
Bleszinski revealed that he wanted to make sure "anyone can just jump in and play" the game and that he wanted to avoid a "pay-to-win scenario".
"Since this game is a shooter, I want that one player who likes the game and doesn't feel like spending any money to be able to take down the trust-fund kid that's spent a ton of money to have All The Stuff," he said.
"I want to make a skill-based game whereas 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," the Gears of War designer told fans.