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

LawBreakers and Radical Heights developer Boss Key Productions is "effectively no more" in a statement from co-founder Cliff Bleszinski.

on May 14, 2018 2:47 PM

As the developer of multiplayer-centric titles like LawBreakers, Boss Key Productions was founded over four years ago with the ambition to create new and striking experiences for players to enjoy though, sadly, the studio has come under the weight of imminent closure.

Over on Twitter, Boss Key Productions co-founder Cliff Bleszinski has announced that “as of today, Boss Key Productions is effectively no more,” as a statement on the closure of the Raleigh, North Carolina-based studio.

In his full statement, Bleszinski explained that “four years ago I set out to make a world class video game studio and I hired some of the best talent in the videogame [sic] industry,” and noted that the studio’s debut title LawBreakers was “a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction.”

Likewise, Bleszinski also said that the studio’s follow-up project, the battle royale multiplayer title Radical Heights, was the studio’s “last ditch attempt” to develop a more appealing product to the current multiplayer landscape, and while the project was “well-received,” Bleszinski stated that it was simply “too little too late” in order to turn the studio toward a more positive direction.

Following the closure of the studio, Bleszinski expressed that he will be taking some time off from the games industry to reflect on the studio’s developments over the past few years and taking time to address personal and family matters.

In a closing note in his statement, Bleszinski said that the servers for the studio’s most recent project Radical Heights will “remain up for the near future,” giving players of the battle royale at least a bit more time to enjoy the studio’s now final project. Likewise, Bleszinski also thanked the studio’s employees, friends, family, and others that have supported both himself and the studio over the past several years.

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