Cliff Bleszinski shuts down Boss Key Productions, steps away from gaming

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

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

Cliff Bleszinski, the creator behind the very popular Gears of War series has taken to Twitter to announce that his studio Boss Key Production is now officially closed, effective immediately. 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.

Studio head Cliff took to Twitter to make the announcement. As such, the studio is shutting down. The company - which made LawBreakers and battle royale title Radical Heights just recently - was founded in 2014, but unfortunately never seemed to gain any traction with the titles it released. Upon its release last summer, the game failed to attract many players, forcing Boss Key to scramble to regroup.

"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.

The game was notoriously ridiculed for its low player count throughout most of its life and Nexon, its publisher, even wrote the game off as a loss earlier this year. But, turning on a dime, as Cliffy B so often does, he produced battle royale game Radical Heights seemingly out of nowhere!


Bleszinksi also stated that he is "going to take some time off and reflect".

As per the statement, Radical Heights servers will remain online.

Boss Key, which as of September employed 65 people, tried to regroup by focusing its effort on "Radical Heights". Right from the start, their pet project was the arena shooter, LawBreakers. Together, the duo led development on 2017's LawBreakers and launched Radical Heights just over a month ago.

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