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Episode 65: Star Wars Jedi: Survivor Director Stig Asmussen (2023)
March 01, 2023

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor game director Stig Asmussen returns to IGN Unfiltered for another long-form conversation about building a AAA Star Wars game. He discusses what it takes to build a great seque

IGN Presents | The Callisto Protocol: Helix Station
November 04, 2022

In the year 2320, a skip tracer hunts down a dangerous escaped criminal on a derelict space station. In the process, she must confront murderous alien life forms, as well as unspeakable horrors from h

Episode 64: Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski
November 01, 2022

Cliff Bleszinski, renowned designer of Gears of War, Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Jazz Jackrabbit, and more, returns for his first IGN Unfiltered interview since 2016 to discuss his life and career as d

Episode 63: Rick & Morty Co-Creator Justin Roiland
October 18, 2022

Justin Roiland reveals the origin of Rick & Morty's voices, the long road towards finally getting a hit show, and the longer road towards creating a successful video game studio including lots of di

Episode 62: Halo Infinite Director Joseph Staten
November 23, 2021

My guest this episode is Halo Infinite head of creative and longtime Bungie writer Joseph Staten. In this career-spanning interview, Staten discusses his unique path into the video game industry, the

Episode 61: Bethesda's Todd Howard (2021 Interview)
November 09, 2021

Bethesda Game Studios director Todd Howard my first repeat guest! returns to discuss Skyrim as The Elder Scrolls V celebrates its 10th anniversary this week. Of course, we don't just talk about th

Episode 60: Elder Scrolls Online Boss Matt Firor
June 15, 2021

ZeniMax Online Studios boss Matt Firor discusses his long career in MMORPGs, bringing The Elder Scrolls online, what the studio is up to next after the Microsoft acquisition, and more!

Episode 59: Shadow Warrior 3 Game Director Kuba Opoń
May 25, 2021

Shadow Warrior 3 game director Kuba Opo, who discusses his career in games from his start as a programmer inspired by Quake 3 to becoming a game director on Shadow Warrior 3 to what makes good firs

Episode 58: Game Industry Investigative Reporter Jason Schreier
May 11, 2021

This month's guest is games media investigative reporter Jason Schreier, who's written a new book called Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. The former Kotaku and current Bloomberg reporter talks about the perils of the game...

Episode 57: IO Interactive CEO and Co-Owner Hakan Abrak
April 06, 2021

IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak talks very openly and honestly about running a AAA independent game studio in the modern era. In this 75-minute interview he discusses leaving Square Enix to go it alone and how the studio almost ran out of money at one...