Boss Key Productions Co-Founder Cliff Bleszinski Announces Studio's Closure

Ruben Fields
May 15, 2018

Bleszinski left Epic Games in 2012 after 20 years on the job.

Now, that dream is dead.

The developer responsible for LawBreakers and, more recently, Radical Heights, will cease operations, co-founder Cliff Bleszinski has announced.

Despite early excitement, it's an ending nearly everyone saw coming.

Please note that servers for Radical Heights will remain up for the near future. Bleszinkski announced the news on Twitter in a statement that reflects how hard it is for an independent studio to stay afloat.

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With the fact that Lawbreakers was not attracting a big crowd, Boss Key Productions again wanted to make another new game from a populated genre.

Using a new method of looting which required players to find cash located around the map and to buy weapons, instead of just finding them, it was touted as something fresh and different. "Four years ago today, I set out to make a world-class video game studio, and I hired some of the best talent in the video game industry". Bleszinski has advised that he will be taking some time away from games development, but despite his occasional controversies, he is clearly passionate about the industry.

With Gears of War mastermind, Cliff "CliffyB" Bleszinski, on the team, the sky appeared to be the limit for Radical Heights on the back of other BR successes. This news comes by way of Bleszinski's Twitter, where he posted a short letter on Monday, detailing why the studio has chose to close its doors and what he plans to do in the immediate future.

"To those of you who have supported myself and the studio these last for [sic] years, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and everyone who came to work for me", Bleszinski said in the statement.

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