Cream Filled Pastry
10th November 2006
Cliff Bleszinski - better known for his work on the Gears of War franchise for Microsoft - founded a studio not long ago called BossKey. So far, they've had only two games; the Hero Shooter Lawbreakers, and the Battle Royale Radical Heights.
And now the show is over. In a rather unceremonious tweet, Bleszinski announced the closure of BossKey and stated that Radical Heights' servers would remain online for a while more. No more information than that. And seeing some of BossKey's employees tweets, it came as a surprise to everyone at the studio as well.
Thoughts? Is this another tantrum by CliffyB, or were things at the studio so bad that they couldn't keep it running?
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28th July 2002
I think that the financial side is what caused the closing and I don't imagine most of if any of the non management employees would know anything about that.
It is a shame though. From what I understand Lawbreakers was actually a pretty good game but it was just too niche and never found an audience and Radical Heights was a last ditch effort at hoping to gain some traction in the Fortnite dominated BR market that was too little too late.
1st April 2018
i saw on twitter.
some of the reactions were not nice.
some were nice.
it is a shame but i have not played their games
i hope he does well soon
Staring into the void...
9th September 2007
Founding a game company seems like a massively-not-worth-it risk these days. It's probably safer to go indie and find a few dedicated members working out of a single building than trying to take on the likes of EA, Ubisoft, and Microsoft. It just requires far too many resources and a LOT of luck.
"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.