CliffyB’s Boss Key Productions is closed for business

LawBreakers and Radical Heights developer Boss Key Productions is shutting down after four years, studio co-founder Cliff Bleszinski confirmed last night, citing difficulties to “gain traction” in the market.

Bleszinski dropped the maybe not exactly unexpected news on Twitter, explaining that “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 late.”

The Gears of War designer left Epic Games in 2012, and opened Boss Key Productions in 2014 with the announcement of Project Bluestreak, the game that would become hero-shooter LawBreakers. Between then and its subsequent launch in 2017, however, games like Overwatch, Fortnite, and PUBG had already jumped its potential players, and in April, ongoing support for the game was cancelled because nobody was even playing it.

Radical Heights’ servers will apparently stay online for “the near future”, but I probably wouldn’t invest too much in that one either.