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Radical Heights Developer Boss Games Makes Surprise Announcement About the Future of the Studio

Published: 14/May/2018 18:47 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:53

by Mike Kent

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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.

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.

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Marvel reassembles with Team Liquid for esports apparel until 2022

Published: 23/Oct/2020 21:33

by Adam Fitch

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Entertainment giant Marvel and Team Liquid have renewed their partnership and released a new collection to celebrate.

Over a year on from the initial announcement of Team Liquid helping Marvel enter the esports industry, the collaboration has now been extended for another year.

Now lasting through to 2022, the partnership’s renewal has been commemorated with the release of retro-themed hoodies, sweatpants, shorts, and t-shirts.

The collection features 8-bit interpretations of Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, and Thor alongside Team Liquid branding. They collaborated with artist Pixel Jeff on the limited apparel range.

Marvel Team Liquid Retro Collection
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Marvel and Team Liquid have released a collection with retro designs.

Since entering the industry with Team Liquid in June 2019, Marvel have released a number of collaborative clothing lines with the org including both esports-focused designs and more casual, streetwear items.

It’s said that original content will be a component of the extended partnership, though no specific plans have been unveiled at the time of writing.

More co-branded merchandise and apparel will come from Team Liquid and Marvel. So far, they’ve used designs of The Avengers, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, Black Widow, X-Men, The Hulk, and Thor.

“We’re excited to continue our team-up with Marvel,” said Team Liquid owner Steve Arhancet. “Both of our brands are built around compelling narratives: heroes, rivalries, triumph and even, overcoming hardships. And, there’s so many more stories for us to tell together through custom apparel, original content and other fan offerings.”

Marvel, who are owned by The Walt Disney Company, also partnered with Australian organization The Chiefs in a two-year deal, which was announced in February this year.

The extension with Team Liquid shows that the company are serious about esports after successfully completing their first year in the industry, and that can only be a good sign for the future.