Cliff Bleszinski Shuts Down Boss Key, Maker of LawBreakers, Radical Heights
Boss Key Productions, the online game developer behind LawBreakers and Radical Heights, is “successfully no extra”, its co-founder Cliff Bleszinski announced via Twitter on Monday. Bleszinski cited an absence of robust participant base for LawBreakers, and the pivot to battle royale style with Radical Heights not being sufficient to save lots of the studio.
In an accompanying picture that contained a word, Bleszinski wrote: “4 years in the past I got down to make a world class online game studio and I employed among the finest expertise within the online game trade. They labored tirelessly to provide high quality merchandise and, whereas we had our ups and downs, I’d prefer to assume we had enjoyable doing it.”
“LawBreakers was an important recreation that sadly failed to achieve traction, and, in a final ditch try we scrambled to do our tackle the massive battle royale style with Radical Heights which was nicely acquired, nonetheless, it was too little too late,” he added.
LawBreakers launched in August 2017 on PC and PS4 to beneficial critiques, nevertheless it bought poorly and quickly misplaced the little participant base it had, with the writer Nexon blaming the explosive rise of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which ate into each first-person shooter in the marketplace.
Boss Key stopped engaged on LawBreakers, and moved on to the battle royale style, bringing some new some concepts with the 1980s-themed Radical Heights. However the recreation was poorly acquired and described as a cash-in, to capitalise on the rising reputation of battle royale due to Battlegrounds, and Fortnite.
Although Boss Secret is shutting down, servers for Radical Heights will “stay up for the close to future”, Bleszinski mentioned. He added that he’ll be taking a while off to replicate and “deal with myself and household in addition to my Aussie, Teddy, who’s slowly fading from us.”
Bleszinski started his profession within the 90s at Epic Video games, engaged on Unreal and Gears of War franchises. He left Epic in 2012 to take a break, and co-founded Boss Key with Arjan Brussee in 2014.