Cliff Bleszinski, as of May 14th, has announced the closure of Boss Key Productions. The short-lived studio only had one and a half games under its belt, which happens to be Lawbreakers (PC and PS4) and Radical Heights (PC). Servers for Radical Heights will still go on despite the closure of Boss Key Productions.
The closure of Boss Key Productions should come in as no surprise, especially after Lawbreakers failed to capture widespread traction. The company attempted to scramble together a cash-in game that is Radical Heights, but it was too little too late.
If you want to read the newly posted letter that explains the closure of Boss Key Productions, Bleszinski has the letter up on his Twitter account as featured below.
The letter explains that Radical Heights, which is still in extreme Early Access, will see continued support from here on out server wise, meaning that you can play the Battle Royale game, but updates and bug fixes will likely dwindle in due time. It reads…
“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.”
As for LawBreakers, no word has surfaced as of this writing what will happen to it and the less than 14 people playing it. I’m sure a full blog post will pop up sometime soon on bosskey.com providing gamers and fans alike a proper explanation.
Furthermore, if you happen to be curious as to what art was pitched that didn’t get picked up, Bleszinski tweeted that he might post up some of them. Additionally, he tweeted this information an hour after the news of Boss Key Productions having to close shop.
Finally, Bleszinski states in the second paragraph of the letter that he needs to take this time to “withdraw.” Hopefully, this withdrawal time will help him out so that future projects pan out much better than games like Lawbreakers when it comes to gameplay and long-term reception.