Cliff (DUDE F**KING HUGE) Bleszinski Creates BOSS KEY Game Studio
The curtain has been *somewhat* pulled back on Cliffy B’s next gaming venture. Cliffy’s new game studio was initially uncovered through the sniffing of various legal paper trails by people smarter, and more dedicated than me. And now their website has officially launched! But what I can add is that no matter what sort of light ribbing I give Dude Huge, I’m super stoked for whatever he has coming up next. His titles are the very essence of BROMEGA LEVEL
Game designer Cliff Bleszinski’s new studio is called Boss Key Productions, which he founded with former EA producer and Guerrilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee, according to various documents obtained by Polygon.
In late April, Bleszinski filed a report for his new business with the North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State. The documentation lists Bleszinski as the registered agent of a company located in Raleigh, N.C.
Boss Key’s certificate of authority, in addition to naming Bleszinski as its CEO, names Brussee as its COO and only other current officer. Brussee, prior to founding Killzone developer Guerrilla and serving as a production director there for nine years, assisted Bleszinski on co-developing the Jazz Jackrabbit series. Brussee’s LinkedIn states that his current position is as an executive producer at Visceral Games, where he says he is working on Battlefield Hardline.
A document filed with the United States Patent and Trademark Office on May 30 lists Boss Key’s goods and services, suggesting the studio will produce online titles. The description references “downloadable multi-player interactive computer game programs; computer and video game software; downloadable computer and video game software; downloadable electronic games via the Internet and wireless devices; downloadable computer application software in the field of games; interactive computer and video game programs.”
The website for Boss Key launched earlier today — less than a week after Bleszinski announced he was coming out of retirement — with links to Bleszinski’s own Twitter profile. On the Boss Key official Twitter page, the header image also mentions a “Project Bluestreak”; a “bluestreak” twitter account was also linked on the Boss Key webpage. These links have since been removed from the website. [Polygon]