LawBreaker and Radical Heights Studio Boss Keys Shutting Down

LawBreaker and Radical Heights Studio Boss Keys Shutting Down

The door to success was ironically locked to them.

pocru by pocru on May 15, 2018 @ 08:15 AM (Staff Bios)
In an entirely predictable move, Lawbreakers and Radical Heights developer, Boss Keys, has officially closed its doors. The studio, co-founded by the famous Gears of War and Unreal Tournament creator Cliff Bleszinski, has finally succumbed to a long, slow bleed, and the studio’s closure was announced over Twitter the other day.

“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 up sand downs, I’d like to think we had fun doing it. LawBreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction, and, in a last ditch attempt we scrambled do our take on the huge battle royale genre with Radical Heights, which was well received, however, it was too little too late.”

It’s true that Boss Keys never had the best of luck. LawBreakers wasn’t the only game absolutely devastated by the launch of Overwatch, but at least the eternally-mocked BattleBorn at least got some attention. And Radical Heights was, for lack of a better term, an obvious grab for attention; you couldn’t pick it up without noticing how rushed it all looked. This was a shame, because for all of its faults, it was still something different.

As for old Cliffy B? He’s gonna take a break for the time being.

I’m going to take some time off and reflect. I need to focus on myself and my family as well as my Aussie, Teddy, who is slowly fading from us. Videogames will forever be a part of who I am and I hope to make something new again someday, however, I need to withdraw and take this time.

To those who have supported myself and the studio these last for (four) years, THANK YOU.

It’s worth noting that despite being incomplete, Radical Heights will still stay online for the near future. So if you bought it, you can still enjoy it for a bit.

I’m not so sure I’d call this a ‘big deal’, Boss Keys was never a major player. But we’ll miss them nonetheless. See you later, Cliffy.


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