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Gears of War creator's next project: co-producing a musical

CliffyB's next project after LawBreakers and Boss Key Productions shut down, is co-producing a musical

By Anthony Garreffa on Jan 1, 2019 11:26 pm CST - 1 min, 24 secs reading time

Cliff 'CliffyB' Bleszinski left Epic Games back in 2012 and then announced his new game studio Boss Key Productions, and then shortly after their first game LawBreakers, which didn't do well at all and saw the studio closed for good.

CliffyB announced during the Christmas break he has stepped on-board with the Broadway run of Hadestown, where he is an investor at an undisclosed amount and a co-producer in the process. Why did Bleszinski leave the gaming world? Well, CliffyB said that gaming culture can be "toxic AF" at times and while he's not wrong, I love gaming and tech so much I will never leave the industry. Even if I was a millionaire like CliffyB, I'd still be involved in the industries in some form... even more so because I'd have the funds to do things others haven't or can't.

As for Hadestown, it's a musical that handles two intertwining love stories ripped out of Greek Mythology: Orpheus and Eurydice and Hades and Persephone. The official website explains: "HADESTOWN is the acclaimed new musical by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and visionary director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) that reimagines a sweeping ancient tale as a timeless allegory for our world".

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"HADESTOWN follows two intertwining love stories - that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of king Hades and his wife Persephone - as it invites audiences on an epic journey to the underworld and back. Mitchell's beguiling melodies and Chavkin's poetic imagination pit nature against industry, faith against doubt, and love against fear. Performed by a vibrant ensemble of actors, dancers and singers, HADESTOWN delivers a deeply resonant and defiantly hopeful theatrical experience".

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games to be built around consoles. With FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with high-end, custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU technology is unwavering, and with next-gen NVIDIA GPUs about to launch alongside 4K 144Hz HDR G-Sync gaming monitors and BFGDs (65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR G-Sync TVs) there has never been a time to be more excited about technology.

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