LawBreakers Boss Leaves To Join Epic For A "Secret Project"
Boss Key's co-founder leaves to join Epic.
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There has been a management shakeup at LawBreakers studio Boss Key. Co-founder Arjan Brussee has left the Raleigh, North Carolina-based game developer to re-join nearby studio Epic Games. In a tweet, Brussee said he's going to be working on a "secret project" at Epic Games. Brussee worked at Epic Games in the '90s before leaving the company to establish Killzone studio Guerrilla Games; he also worked at EA Visceral.
Boss Key's other founder, Cliff Bleszinski, said in his own tweet (via GI.biz) that Brussee is "not only a brilliant person but also a dear friend and I wish him well in his future endeavors. Onward and upward--still makin' games here!"
Brussee was Boss Key's COO; some of his duties included general management, strategy, planning, production, finance, and legal. There is no word as of yet regarding who may take over for Brussee in that role at Boss Key.
Brussee's departure from Boss Key comes not long after the launch of the studio's first game, LawBreakers, back in July for PS4 and PC. The game struggled out of the gate to find a playerbase. Boss Key has pushed hard to beef up player numbers, but it is unclear if this worked. The studio is considering bringing the game to Xbox One and potentially Nintendo Switch after that, but no announcements have been made.
Boss Key was founded in 2014, and Korean company Nexon published LawBreakers. The studio was originally planning for LawBreakers to be free-to-play before switching to a $30 up front price. Bleszinski has said the game could switch to a free-to-play, and that would theoretically help fluff up player figures, though there are no guarantees.