It’s a shame to see developing companies go the way of the dodo, even those new to the gaming scene. Boss Key, the developers behind the shooter title “LawBreakers” and its successor, “Radical Heights” have cleaned out their desks and packed their boxes. Just a mere month after launching “Radical Heights” in April, co-founder of Boss Key, Cliff Bleszinski, put up a letter via Twitter confirming the company’s final day on May 14. He admits that Radical Heights was their “Hail Mary” after their first title LawBreakers failed to gain ground.
A statement: pic.twitter.com/LwJD54bCwL
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) May 14, 2018
Lawbreakers was launched for the PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on August 14, 2017. Despite positive criticism, the performed poorly commercially and lost what fans support it had. Boss Key ditched the game to work on Radical Heights, which was released April 2018 as a Steam Early Access title. The game was received very negatively and, due to its very early state, described as a sad attempt to “cash-in” on the popularity of other battle royale games, such as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite Battle Royale.
Boss Key was founded in 2014 by Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee, former members of Epic Games, the company behind “Gears of War” and “Fortnite.” Following the commercial failure of LawBreakers, Arjan Brussee returned to Epic Games to help develop the mobile port of “Fornite Battle Royale” that launched earlier this year.
Though they are done for, Cliff has said that Radical Heights will continue have online service, but is uncertain of how long. Technically, LawBreakers servers are still alive but Boss Key abandoned the game in favor of Radical Heights.
LawBreakers 2017 Cinematic Trailer