Kuukausi sitten Gears of Warin isänä tunnettu Cliff Bleszinski tviittasi firmansa Boss Key Productionsin julkaisseen free-to-play-periaatteella toimivan Battle Royale -räiskinnän Radical Heights, jonka Gamereactorin ennakon voi lukea täältä. Nyt on aika huonojen uutisten.
Twitterin mukaan Boss Key Productions laittaa lapun luukulle. Lawbreakers aiheutti yhtiölle niin valtavat tappiot, ettei siitä enää noustu. Radical Heights ei näytä muuttaneen merkittävästi asioiden kulkua.
Cliff Bleszinski on tullut tunnetuksi värikkäänä persoonana, joka lausunnoillaan on jo pitkään tuonut väriä videopelien maailmaan. Blizzard on kehottanut Boss Key Productionsin entisiä työntekijöitä hakeutumaan heille töihin.
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. 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 myself, I'm going to take some time off and reflect. I need to focus on myself and 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 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.
Please note that servers for Radical Heights will remain up for the near future.