The Gears of War creator had some harsh words for a company he professes to love.
Cliff Bleszinski has never one to be real shy about sharing his feelings about one goings on or another in the video game world. The creator of Gears of War is someone people still turn to because of this fact. This week, Bleszinski weighed in on the recent firing of a Nintendo employee who apparently spilled too much info regarding the inner workings of the company. Chris Pranger appeared on a video game podcast to talk about his employer and was subsequently fired.
While the editor seemed to take his dismissal fairly well, writing on Twitter that he was ultimate to blame, Bleszinski clearly thought the move was a massive overreaction by Nintendo. The Gears of War creator took to the social media site to voice his concerns, talking about the road Nintendo was going down by taking this action. “Nintendo fires employee that goes on a podcast. Next up they can folks that post youtube videos and do Twitch streams and Twitter?!” He wrote in one tweet.
He also pointed out the move makes Nintendo look like they are trying to hide something, saying “Way to allow for some transparency, Big N.” After engaging in some conversations with people who felt Nintendo was justified in carrying out the firing, Bleszinski gave the final word from his end on the issue saying that he was “sad” that a company he grew up loving and still admired was also one he would never want to work for.