The battle royale genre doesn’t always equal success and that has certainly been the case for Radical Heights developer, Boss Games, who confirmed the studio has shut down.
Launched in early-2018, the eighties themed game has received mixed reviews due to its early infancy, but the concept of the multiplayer follows a similar theme to the likes of H1Z1, PUBG and Fortnite. Players jump out of a plane, loot and then proceed to kill everyone left as the map shrinks over time.
With Gears of War mastermind, Cliff ‘CliffyB’ Bleszinski, on the team, the sky appeared to be the limit for Radical Heights on the back of other BR successes.
Using a new method of looting which required players to find cash located around the map and to buy weapons, instead of just finding them, it was touted as something fresh and different.
It appears that it wasn’t all rosey behind the scenes however, with CliffyB making a statement on May 14th to reveal the studio had closed down.
Calling Radical Heights a little too late, he explained despite hiring the best talent possible, it hasn’t worked out.
A statement: pic.twitter.com/LwJD54bCwL
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) May 14, 2018
The Radical Heights servers will remain online for the foreseeable future, but for now CliffyB will be taking some time out to spend with his family.
For any of the developers who have found themselves out of work, one of the employees at 343 advised that they're currently hiring.
— David Ellis (@DavidEllis) May 14, 2018