Boss Key Productions’ Radical Heights has only just been released in ‘X-Treme’ Early Access on Steam, but it’s already causing dramas.
Sure, there have been issues with the game in its current state and obviously, it’s facing accusations of being a clone, but those aren’t the dramas I’m referring to.
Head of Boss Key and outspoken video game developer Cliff Bleszinski (Cliffy B) has called out Epic Games on Twitter for trying to steal his staff.
Epic Games is Bleszinski’s former studio and the developer of Fornite and the Unreal Engine that powers Radical Heights in addition to a multitude of other games.
Cliffy B Epic Games Twitter Feud
In Bleszinski’s tweets (below), he writes;
There’s room at this genre for more than a few games SMH
We have plenty of ways to make it our own but they may never see the light of day if they keep doing this
These accusations are pretty damning if true, though Epic has yet to respond to Bleszinski’s claims.
Radical Heights is the second title from Boss Key Productions after the failure of LawBreakers which was released in August 2017. LawBreakers was shut down in April while Boss Key said it will retool the game as a free-to-play title.
What’s the deal with Cliffy B?
Bleszinski’s tweets may just be a way to draw attention to Radical Heights, but if it is, it’s a pretty ugly and underhanded way to go about it. If Bleszinski’s tweets are grounded in realism, then what on Earth is Epic Games thinking?
That being said, even if the claims are true, it’s unlikely to do any lasting harm to Fortnite which is comfortably one of the most popular games in the world right now.
Stay tuned for updates.