informa
/
1 MIN READ
News

Cliff Bleszinski teaming up with Nexon to build a F2P PC shooter

Industry veteran Cliff Bleszinski has launched his new studio, Boss Key Productions, and announced its first project in partnership with Nexon: a free-to-play PC shooter currently known as Blue Streak.
Industry veteran and former Gears of War lead designer Cliff Bleszinski has launched his new studio, Boss Key Productions, and announced its first project in partnership with Nexon: a free-to-play PC shooter currently known as BlueStreak. Bleszinski is trumpeting the game's design as an "old-school" sci-fi arena shooter, which is perhaps unsurprising in light of his very public ruminations about the viability of focusing on PC development after leaving Epic Games nearly two years ago. "There are two lessons people have not learned from Minecraft: Get the game out there and build it," said Bleszinski in a recent interview with Gamasutra, and that appears to be what's happening with Boss Key's first project. Bleszinski is currently the only publicly-announced employee of Boss Key, though that seems likely to change very shortly -- the company is known to be hiring, and Polygon reports that Bleszinski filed paperwork with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State in April naming himself CEO of Boss Key Productions and Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee as the COO. Brussee worked with Bleszinski on the Jazz Jackrabbit games, and left Guerrilla Games two years ago to join EA's Visceral Games. As part of the partnership, Nexon has purchased a minority stake in Boss Key and will be publishing, marketing and managing BlueStreak.

Latest Jobs

Cryptic Studios

Remote
1.19.23
Senior Producer

Night School Studio

Los Angeles, CA, USA
1.09.23
Level Designer / Scripter, Games Studio

Fast Travel Games

Hybrid (Stockholm, Sweden)
1.09.23
Social Media / Community Manager
More Jobs   

CONNECT WITH US

Explore the
Subscribe to
Follow us

Game Developer Job Board

Game Developer Newsletter

@gamedevdotcom

Explore the

Game Developer Job Board

Browse open positions across the game industry or recruit new talent for your studio

Browse
Subscribe to

Game Developer Newsletter

Get daily Game Developer top stories every morning straight into your inbox

Subscribe
Follow us

@gamedevdotcom

Follow us @gamedevdotcom to stay up-to-date with the latest news & insider information about events & more