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

Radical Heights and LawBreakers developer Boss Key Productions has closed, according to a tweet sent out by studio head Cliff Bleszinski, better known by his nickname CliffyB.

"As of today, Boss Key Productions is effectively no more," the statement from Bleszinski reads. This is surprising news, considering the studio just launched its latest game, Radical Heights, last month. Despite early hype, the game must not have made a big enough impact to turn the studio's fortunes around.

Before Radical Heights, Boss Key created the team-based shooter LawBreakers. While the game is entertaining, there never was a big enough audience to keep it popular and relevant amongst other online shooters like Overwatch and Rainbow Six: Siege. At one point last year, there were only 10 people playing the game at a given time, just enough to fill a single 5v5 match.

Bleszinski says despite the warm reception for Radical Heights, it was too little, too late for the studio. The veteran game developer says he will take time off following the closure of Boss Key, but don't count him out of game development entirely. "Video games will forever be a part of who I am and I hope to make something new again someday," Bleszinski said in his post.

If you still want to play Radical Heights, the servers will remain active "for the near future." As for the LawBreakers servers, that decision will be made by publisher Nexon. Given the publisher's negative views on the shooter, it will not be surprising to see the LawBreakers servers go offline very soon.

"To those of you who have supported myself and the studio these last for [sic] years, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and everyone who came to work for me," Bleszinski said in the statement.

So what do you think? Are you bummed to see Boss Key Productions shut its doors? Did you play Radical Heights or LawBreakers? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.