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Published: Tue, May 15, 2018
Tech | By Dwayne Harmon

'Radical Heights' and 'LawBreakers' Studio Boss Key Shuts Down

'Radical Heights' and 'LawBreakers' Studio Boss Key Shuts Down

Studio head Cliff took to Twitter to make the announcement.

Despite mostly positive to average reviews, Lawbreakers failed to garner a player base that could reasonably sustain Boss Key's business, capping out during the game's first beta at 7,500 players according to GitHyp, a site that tracks the size of game player bases.

Boss Key Productions was the developers behind the failure of a title LawBreakers, CliffyB addresses that "LawBreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction" as the title was squashed throughout the raw popularity of the Battle Royale genre. He also thanks those who supported himself and Bosskey Productions as well as everyone who worked with him in recent years. Just three days after the release of "Radical Heights", Bleszinski tweeted that Epic "was trying to hire away my team". If you are still playing Radical Heights, don't worry because the servers for that game are still going to be up for the near future.

As the developer of multiplayer-centric titles like LawBreakers, Boss Key Productions was founded over four years ago with the ambition to create new and striking experiences for players to enjoy though, sadly, the studio has come under the weight of imminent closure.

Finally, Bleszinski states in the second paragraph of the letter that he needs to take this time to "withdraw". He adds that while "videogames will forever be a part of who I am, and I hope to make something new someday", that he will be "tak [ing] some time off to reflect" in the near term.

The company's initial objective was the creation of a so-called "arena shooter", the project that eventually became "LawBreakers".

KitGuru Says: Given that Radical Heights only just launched, this is fairly surprising news.

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