Boss Key Productions is Cliffy B’s new baby

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Last week Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski announced that he would be coming out of retirement and opening his own studio, something he’s been teasing for years. Over the weekend, we got our first look at what he has in store, including the reveal of his new studio’s name.

Boss Key Productions. That’s the name you get to associate Cliffy B with for the foreseeable future. The website is live and there’s also a seperate countdown ticking away to some sort of a reveal, which is currently less than two days away. Earlier in the weekend the website had all sorts of information on it, including the possible title for the studio’s first game. That was quickly taken down, only to reappear this morning.

Before the website turned into a lonely counter, it contained links to both Cliff Bleszinski’s Twitter account as well as an empty BlueStreak account. BlueStreak was the name Bleszinski gave to a new game he was possibly working on after he left Epic Games, so it seems that idea is still very much a reality.

Interestingly, another name was also associated to Boss Key before the website was changed. Arjan Brussee, who helped Guerilla Games kick off Killzone was named as the studio’s COO. He’s no stranger to CliffyB, as he the main coder on CliffyB’s Jazz Jackrabbit games. More recently he was named as executive producer at EA on Battlefield Hardline, and  that could mean he’ll be having a potentially awkward conversation with his boss at the office this morning.

Cliffy B of course had a response to all of this, and it seems his time away from the industry has taught him to reply with the best “no comments” ever.

“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.”

We don’t have much longer to wait, so expect to know exactly what BlueStreak is well before the end of the week. Until then, be sure to come up with all the best “Boss Key” puns I couldn’t think of on a Monday morning.

Last Updated: July 7, 2014

Alessandro Barbosa

You can all call me Sandy until I figure out how to edit this thing, which is probably never. Sandy not good enough? Call me xXx_J0k3R_360degreeN0Sc0pe_xXx. Also, Geoff’s a bastard.

  • Rince&pop

    Cliffy! My best bud!

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      Maybe you should tweet him & ask him to comment on rumours now because it’s no longer 04/07, or otherwise to give a list of the days he will comment so we can prepare.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Actually it would be nice if they made a new Jazz Jackrabbit game.

  • Johan Fourie

    Godspeed to those working under Cliffy.B. Therapists rejoice. Business will bloom.

  • The Big Le-Boss-key…huh…huh ?….no?…………….okay

    • Johan Fourie

      Shame on thee.

      Thou shalt not tarnish such a cult classic. >:|

      • I’m just happy you watched it..

        • Johan Fourie

          One of my all-time favorite films. It’s like Deus Ex, once you mention it you have to watch it.

    • Rince&pop

      I know you secretly want him to develop the next FF #believeUmar

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I bet the Boss Key will unlock TLG!

        • Rince&pop

          Too soon! #poorUmar

      • I want him to develop your face

        • Rince&pop


  • Rince&pop

    Still wondering why Sandy has a vibrator pushed up against her cheek. #doingitwrong

    • Alien Emperor Trevor


      • Rince&pop

          • Rince&pop

            Not sure what kind of mental condition it must have to want to eat the damn wall though 0_O

          • It’s a bloody cute mental condition!

          • Brady miaau

            walls can be dangerous if only wounded

            Copyright, Jim Davis

        • Alien Emperor Trevor


    • Alessandro Barbosa

      The funny part is that you were there the day this photo was taken O_O

      • Rince&pop

        I used it first 0-O

  • Brady miaau

    Comments below also seem really excited by this

  • Mark Treloar

    Probably just sell it to the highest bidder again.

  • Consumer of Little Rabbits

    I cant rage because of all the yawning. My best bets however lie with the following phrases though: “mobile” “revolutionary” “DLC”.

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