Last week, we reported that Cliff Bleszinski, better known as ‘CliffyB’, tweeted that he was coming out of a 2 year retirement to start making games again. The veteran games designer took his leave from Epic Games after finishing off the Gears of War trilogy and has since taken up the hobby of teasing concept art to his followers. In last week’s tweet, CliffyB said that in one week, more details about his future would be revealed, and at least one of those puzzle pieces has fallen into place without Bleszinski meaning it to. It’s been revealed that a certain Boss Key Productions has been registered in Raleigh, North Carolina, with Bleszinski and one other man listed as employees of the new studio.
That other man is none other than Arjan Brusee, co-founder of Guerilla Games (of Killzone fame), who is listed as Boss Key’s COO; naturally, Bleszinski is listed as the CEO. When asked about the new studio on July 4th, Bleszinski only had this to say:
“I do not comment on rumors and speculation on the birthday of the nation that could allow a game designer to have a fantastic 20-year run at his first studio and then take nearly two years off only to seek out funding and start his new lean, agile, fun startup in Raleigh, N.C.”
Presumably, “lean” will mean more than just Bleszinski and Brusee working alone, though the two have previously worked together on the classic game series, Jazz Jackrabbit. Whatever the future holds, it’s sure to be exciting and part of the future will be revealed in just a few hours, so be sure to keep an eye on CliffyB’s Twitter account and the countdown to the announcement that he started last week.
What do you think about the formation of Boss Key Productions? What do you think Boss Key could be working on? Let us know your thoughts.