Gears of War Creator Cliff Bleszinski's New Studio Revealed: Boss Key


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The countdown clock is still running on Cliff Bleszinski's upcoming reveal, but it looks like the name of his studio may have leaked early: Boss Key Productions.

Veteran game designer Cliff Bleszinski announced earlier this week that he would be coming out of retirement and that he wanted to "redefine his legacy." But details on what he's working on, which could be the previously rumored PC arena-based shooter, will have to wait until Monday.

The website for his new studio is live now at Though it's currently just the static logo pictured above, it previously had links to Blezinski's twitter account as well as an empty BlueStreak Twitter account. Polygon reports that they uncovered documents linking the founding of the Boss Key studio to both Bleszinski as CEO and Arjan Brussee as COO. Brussee is currently listed as executive producer at EA "working on Battlefield Hardline" according to his LinkedIn profile; he previously partnered with Blezinski on the Jazz Jackrabbit games.

In response to the Polygon documents, Bleszinski wrote, "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."

Bleszinski posted a follow Friday hashtag to a Boss Key Twitter account, which currently only has one cryptic message posted back on June 20: "soon." We'll follow up with more details as they become available.

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