LawBreakers and Radical Heights developer Boss Key Productions has effectively shut down, according to co-founder Cliff Bleszinski.
Bleszinski announced the studio’s closure on Twitter earlier today and revealed that he is taking some time off from developing games, noting that Radical Heights‘ servers will “remain up for the near future.”
Here is his complete statement:
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 talent in the videogame [sic] 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. Videogames [sic] 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 years, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and everyone who came to work for me.
Please note that servers for Radical Hieghts will remain up for the near future.
LawBreakers launched in August 2017 to generally positive reviews but failed to capture a sustainable player count, eventually resulting in the complete cancellation of future updates for the game in April 2018. Boss Key quickly transitioned to development to Radical Heights, the aforementioned “last ditch attempt” to capture player interest by entering the ever-growing battle royale market. Unfortunately, Radical Heights‘s very early access nature and unfinished assets couldn’t compete with a polished juggernaut like Fortnite Battle Royale and very quickly lost players.
The studio itself has yet to release an official statement.