CliffyB swears he’s “NEVER” making another game, slams door, blasts NKOTB on the tape deck
Tarryn van der Byl·
Ex-Epic Games designer and Boss Key co-founder, don’t-call-him-CliffyB, Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski has apparently quit game development entirely, or at least until he announces his next big thing, a hero shooterbattle royaletesticle dating sim.
Responding to a now-deleted tweet criticising the lack of refunds on Boss Key’s first game and first commercial bomb LawBreakers, which shut down one year after it launched, CliffyB chose to formally announce his retirement because timing is important like that.
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, the studio’s last, desperate scramble to stay relevant with a hot new 80s aesthetic, launched the same month and was dumped several weeks later as the studio confirmed it was closing.