Lawbreakers, Radical Heights Studio Boss Key Productions is Closed Says Founder Cliff Bleszinski

Lawbreakers, Radical Heights Studio Boss Key Productions is Closed Says Founder Cliff Bleszinski

Bleszinski of Gears of War fame shared the news on Twitter.

Cliff Bleszinski announced today that his video game studio, Boss Key Productions, will be closing after the commercial failure of Lawbreakers.

In a statement issued on Twitter, Bleszinski writes, "Lawbreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction, and, in a last ditch attempt we scrambled to do our take on the huge battle royale genre with Radical Heights which was well received, however, it was too little too late."

The shuttering of Boss Key appears immediate, and Bleszinski says that he will be taking time off to reflect. He also says that the servers for Radical Heights will remain up for the time being, though only for the near future.

Lawbreakers' troubles are well-documented. The game failed to connect with a large audience almost from the beginning, and the game's publisher Nexon wrote off the game after disappointing returns.

Radical Heights was Boss Key's entry into the battle royale genre, but was released in a very early access. Bleszinski's revelation that Radical Heights was a last ditch effort to save Boss Key sheds some light on the game's sudden release and early development.

This is a developing story and we will have more updates as we gather more information.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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