Lawbreakers and Radical Heights Developer Boss Key Productions Shuts Down

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    Following the commercial flop of both "Lawbreakers" and "Radical Heights," Boss Key Productions is no more. Headed by the notorious Cliff Bleszinski, known for his work on "Unreal Tournament" and "Gears of War," as well as for his crass comments on the game industry, Boss Key Productions set out to carve a new niche in the Hero Shooter genre, but was ultimately unsuccessful due to high marketplace saturation. Their latest project, the Battle Royale-style shooter "Radical Heights," failed to gain traction due to the overwhelming popularity of "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" and "Fortnite."

    Cliff Bleszinski announced the closure in a statement on Twitter Monday morning, thanking fans and vying to spend more time with his family. He also noted that Radical Heights servers would remain online for the "near future."

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight

    Sonic Angel Knight GBAtemp Legend

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    Does anyone know how to pronounce this notorious person's name? :wtf:
     
  2. HaloEliteLegend
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    I think it's pronounced "Ble-zin-ski"
     
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  3. Memoir

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    Shitty deal. Lawbreakers had a ton of potential. Shame the initial release was utter garbage.
     
  4. Xzi

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    I'd say they're gonna be missed but they never developed anything worth missing. They're really not even giving their new game much of a chance, Radical Heights is still basically in alpha AFAIK.
     
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    Yeah, that's the real tragedy. Lawbreakers was actually a solid game.
     
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    Was Cliffy trying to change the shooter gaming niche by pumping more shooters? I thought the guy was a bit more intelligent than that. He could at least develop a different game, to show people that he could do something else other that pewpew games.
     
  7. DarthDub

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    I really enjoyed Gears of War. Such a shame.
     
  8. T-hug

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    The thing I find saddest is that Cliffy B revealed Fortnite on stage back in 2011 when he still worked for Epic.
    It must feel like winning the lottery and losing the ticket :(
     
  9. ov3rkill

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    The games he designed were actually good. Too bad it didn't hit the market or attracted enough people towards it.
    Or maybe his designs just outgrew him. Just too many shooters currently on the market. You'd be lucky if you hit the jackpot.
     
  10. StarWarsTrilogies

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    It's too bad too. His arrogance didn't help much either.
     
  11. BORTZ

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    Gee I wonder why.

    I wasn't aware they were involved with Gears of War. I did quite like 2.
     
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