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Cliff Bleszinski announces closure of Boss Key

Boss Key, the developer behind LawBreakers and the new battle royale game Radical Heights, is closing down.

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Boss key, the developer behind LawBreakers and the new battle royale game Radical Heights, is closing down.

Studio co-founder and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski released a statement regarding the closure on Twitter:

“As of today, Boss Key Productions is effectively no more. 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 industry. They worked tirelessly to produce quality products and, while we had our ups and downs, I’d like to think we had fun doing it.”

On the studio’s biggest game, Bleszinksi said, “LawBreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction.”

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KAnd with regard to the most recent game, he stated, “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.”

Bleszinksi then went on to say that he will take some “time off and reflect” on his future. He also said that the Radical Heights servers “will remain up for the near future,” and signed off with the following:

“To those of you who have supported myself and the studio these last four years, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and everyone who came to work for me.”


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