Sad news for those who have been completely enamored with what Boss Key Productions has put out there for us, as it looks like the studio is "no more." Yep, it looks like the studio is being shut down after only a few years of trying to put out video games that never truly found an audience or fandom. Well, at least one that made all of the work and effort Boss Key Productions put into them viable to keep going. At least that is part of the assumption based on the official announcement that came from the head of the studio. It is sad, but true for now.
You can read the announcement that Cliff Bleszinski put out there on Twitter just below. However, for those fans that did buy into the titles of Boss Key, it is worth noting that the servers for Radical Heights will remain up for a bit longer. How much longer? There is no solid date as of yet. Just know that you can keep playing the battle royale title just a bit longer and see what came just a little too later for the developer to carry on.
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 talents in the video game 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. Video games 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 the servers for Radical Heights will remain up for the near future.
How is this closure going to affect you and were you heavily invested in the titles of Boss Key Productions already? Do you suspect that this will be a very short shut down and, like before, something will rise from the ashes to be reborn? Are you at all shocked by the closure here or did you think that Radical Heights would have kept the team going for a bit longer? Let us all know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. Hopefully, those affected by the closure of Boss Key will be able to get back out there and bring us more magic. When/if they do, we will have it on the site for you.