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#1 1 year ago

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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#2 1 year ago

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.

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#3 1 year ago

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

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#4 1 year ago

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.

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