Boss Key Productions co-founder Cliff Bleszinski wants his new free-to-play Battle Royale shooter Radical Heights on Xbox One.
Of coarse you are. The game lost 82 percent of its usebase in 2 week.
Remember that the game is still in very-early access at this point.
so, perfect for gaas then which is why they have been talking for an early access game to put on gaas
It really doesn't matter. You can recognize a gem early on and this isn't one. That is likely why so many people bailed. Yes it could be numbers saying, "This thing really isn't ready" but usually when there is a core goodness, a great hook people stay and play through. If you look at Steam and why people do not like the game the three biggest reasons are it comes off like a Fortnite wannabe, tech issues, and aim hackers. You can solve those second and third ones to a degree but that first one goes to the character of the game. Cliff is fairly done. His most famous creation consisted of stolen mechanics and the wonderful creative modeling and writing of other people. At a certain point it becomes obvious that Gears of War, and the original was and is great, was a case of a perfect storm where he was lucky enough to be at the helm of the boat. But he got off at the first dock and that boat has now sailed.
Maybe he can get a job back at epic.
@Morganfell Sometimes a person only has the one great idea or product that catapults them to stardom, but after that they can't come up with anything like it again. I wouldn't say one-hit-wonder because he made 3 good Gears games, but one-franchise-wonder?
@morgan I agree that hes done for now, but he did create some good stuff in the past. Most noticeably for me Jazz Jack Rabbit and Gears. He also worked on unreal tournament if im not mistaken You can say all you want about stolen mechanics but Gears did make 3ps cover shooters popular because it was done right.He has just been too cocky in the past and now its biting him in the ass.
@Michiel, Let me reiterate I think the original Gears was and is great. But most of the mechanics came from another game: https://www.youtube.com/wat... Cliff not only stated openly at GDC that Kill Switch was the inspiration but also the Lead Designer and Producer of Kill Switch, Chris Esaki, was Lead Design Director for Gears of War. So much of what was great about Gears wasn't Clifford in some room designing this stuff by himself. He stood on the shoulders and work of a lot of people. In some ways I liken him to Warren Spector. Yes in his heyday he did some good things but while gaming evolved, he did not.
@ morganfell "Yes it could be numbers saying, 'This thing really isn't ready' but usually when there is a core goodness, a great hook people stay and play through." Sounds like you're talking about Sea of Thieves, which people are staying and playing through in spite of the critics saying this thing really isn't ready. On topic, Radical Heights is pretty much a Fortnite clone, which is kind of sad. Maybe Cliff is talking with MS to get back into making Gears again! I remember that Cliff wanted to do a prequel series based on the Pendulum Wars but said his vision was too much for the 360 to handle and would need next gen power to realize. I know it's a stretch of a hypothesis, but Cliffy would be prime pickings right about now.
Lol I for one won't be playing it after he made the decision to not release Law breakers on Xbox One. This wasn't a publisher paying more money for an exclusive, it was a dev poorly choosing it's userbase and thought the game would sell more because of a bigger install base. I didn't buy the game on my PS4 or PC after he made those silly comments, and I will definitely not be supporting any of his future products.
So Cliff turns his back on MS with Lawbreakers and that game flops. so now he wants to come to MS to help him out with Radical Heights??? Good luck with that Cliffy
"Sounds like you're talking about Sea of Thieves, which people are staying and playing through in spite of the critics saying this thing really isn't ready. " What????? SoT never crossed my mind until you mentioned it and looking at it no, I do not think it fits the bill because there isn't the same core issues people are experiencing with Cliff's effort so you are off the mark.
We don't want it
I want it! Speak for yourself Willy
Literally nobody wants it... Why in the heck do you?
Bleszinski can dig his grave, hes over. "Polarizing" he says. Thats a f$&king d!c|< head
lol This guy is switching which company he wants to kiss up to every other week.
yeah after Cliff finished up Gears 3 he lost his edge. Also I've never even heard of this game.
As far as I know, It’s to Fortnite and PUBG what Lawbreakers was to Overwatch; an unoriginal and uninspired knockoff that does very little different, but is trying to take market share anyways. Agree though, Gears 3 was the last good game by this guy. Despite all of his utter failures since, he’s still stuck in the mentality that everything he touches is gold. What a hack.
Calling xbox fanboys salty over lawbreakers isn't going to win them over. He should just stick with pc and sony since they're the ones who made lawbreakers a success. Oh wait
Well they were salty, but they shouldn't have been because it honestly wasn't a good game. Just over watch with jump mechanics.
I thought the game was awesome. Just sucks it didn't get the population to support it.
One couldnt help but feel screwed after making Cliff's Gears series a bestseller. A multiplat is fine but if it belonged on any one console it was probably the Xbone
lawbreakers was def not overwatch lol
We weren't salty one bit... We didn't even notice, just like the rest of the world
There were a lot of xbox fanboys that cried about it though, so...was he wrong? Also, you surely don't believe that having the game on Xbox would have made it a success, do you?
He should want his game on as many platforms as possible. But specifically saying Xbox was a bad move as it'll upset PS4 gamers and might bring up memories of him passing over Xbox with Lawbreakers. Next time, Cliffy, even if you're only focused on one, try saying you want to bring your game to "consoles" instead.
Xbox gamers have proven interested in unfinished early access games so why not.
Sony fanboys would as well if you guys had that option.
PS4 just got God of War, but yeah dude, we're just BEGGING for this game right? Lmao
You kinda sound butthurt.
There is nothing wrong with early access game. You can’t go into an early access game and expect a complete experience. Plus, you only say that because the PS4 didn’t get PUBG. You would sing a different tune if PUBG was exclusive to the PS4.
"There is noting wrong with early access games" You should try being a PC gamer then as there is plenty wrong with early access gaming. I don't know if it's happened yet on Xbox. But I my self have been burnt 2 or 3 times when it comes to early access games on PC. I have bought 2 or 3 early access games in the past. Only for the developers to run out of money and are then unable to finish the game. Meaning those people who have bought the game have lost their money. As steam don't refund when it comes to failed early access titles.
That's OK PS$ will get PUBG after Xbox has beta tested it for consoles. Thx BTW.
No surprises here after the failure of Lawbreakers on PS4 I doubt Cliff wants to go anywhere near the PS4. Although me thinks he'll learn the hard way that platform exclusivity isn't the problem.
Unfortunately for him Xbox Players will ignore his unfinished, late-to-genre nonsense just like PS4 players did. I know it's a fun joke to rip on Xbox for having low first party output, but the reality is there are a decent number of great games to play on the system (not even factoring in BC), so they aren't going to be desperate enough to play trash.
The problem isn't the platforms he chooses... its the game itself. Why would an Xbox or PC player play Radical Heights over PUBG or Fortnite? Radical Heights is completely unbalanced since the money you collect rolls over to future matches, which means people will never start equal when you have a no lifer running to the vending machine and buying the best weapons at the start of the map and then camping the ATM's...
Except the vending machines are random, so you still have to find a good gun, the ATM is loud AF (I have punched out many people withdrawing), you only pull out 100$ at a time and most good guns cost like 3000$. Also, I would like a BR with more skill involved, rather than just praying to RNGesus.
is this a fortnite clone?
Fortnite already is a Clone
a clone of a clone then? LOL....At lease People enjoy playing Fortnite
Clone of a Clone of a Clone of a Clone Arma br > H1Z1 > PUBG > Fortnite > radical
Walk the walk Cliffy.
Mike literally replied that even teenagers can publish games on Xbox with the Innovators Program, in other words, "if you wanna do it, you can do it yourself, man", but the headline suggests that he and Microsoft may be talking about a partnership. So delusional!
Yep it sounded like a real burn reading the tweets. Like not even Mike ybarra would care about the game
You have to wonder how many fortnite fanboys or xb360 haters are bashing this game, for what it is in the amount of time its been in development its no worse off to where pubg started out, where they were also charging people $30 day1 btw, also fortnite is casual trash linking mobile gamers and those who mostly only watch LP streams and don't play vg's, mindless trend followers
They are so early in development, most buildings dont even have textures or are filled with stuff.
That guy should be sued, stealing peoples ideas then talking to Microsoft for a deal.
Played this game for 5 minutes and uninstalled it. Sorry, it's just not for me.
Lol after he disrespected his original supporters? Hell nah
But Xbox doesn't have a large install base Cliffy B. How do you expect to keep your staff well fed and their lights on?
Oh, now you want to release your game on Xbox? How cute.
nah that game is trying to clone Fortnite I don't think it will get any audience on consoles
It feels more like saints row. I would hate to only have 2 choices of BR.
Lol what a surprise
Sounds good. Would love to play this
Wow, I didn't know Cliffy made a PUBG/Fortnite clone. Desperate much?
i remember when cliffy b got his big break on xbox w/ Gears. I also remember after that, he was talking shit about xbox one and was all about ps4.... now that his studio and his rep are in the toilet he crawls back to xbox with his tail between his legs. i'm pretty sure there won't be any appetite for this on xbox either if 82% of its base bailed on other platforms.
Boss key productions could be in big trouble if they launch 2 duds in a row...
Nah he has shares in fortnite, he got enough money to waste
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