Boss Key Productions Former Head Reveals Unreleased Game Ideas

Cliff Bleszinski Shares Concept Art Including One With Samurai Riding Dragons In 'Feudalpunk' Setting

You'll have no doubt heard that Cliff Bleszinski's studio Boss Key Productions has closed down this week, having launched Lawbreakers and the recent battle royale title Radical Heights, and now the man himself has taken to Twitter to talk about some of the projects the studio would have wanted to make.

After formally announcing the closure of the studio that he helped to co-found, Bleszinski was candid in sharing several game ideas and concepts that were worked on and pitched to publishers, or ideas that were still at their very beginning internally within the studio and just starting to get fleshed out creatively.

The third and most important was DragonFlies, a $40 million single-player action adventure game that was pitched to multiple publishers, such as Microsoft, Sony, Activision, EA and Warner Bros., and always got refused. Bleszinski also mentioned the controversial PlayStation 3 exclusive Lair as one of the games that DragonFlies would have ideally improved upon.

"Basically you were ninja/samurai in airships riding dragons fighting zombies with friends in a PVE "feudalpunk" setting on floating islands".

Cliff Bleszinski Shares Concept Art Including One With Samurai Riding Dragons In 'Feudalpunk' Setting
Cliff Bleszinski talks about Boss Key ideas

The second was "DogWalkers", initially planned for VR too, "inspired by WW2 tank crews/battles/the movie Fury".

Finally, Donuts was another VR project that Bleszinski says was meant to be a spiritual sequel to Toobin, with the major difference being that you playe as an animal. It was described as "Mario Kart on Water" and featured colorful artwork of various animals enjoying together like on a water slide. (...) you'd find dragon eggs, hatch them, and raise them. DOG, in the context of this game, stood for Destructive Ordnance (on the) Ground. This one looks promising, unfortunately, we won't see that one too.

Bleszinski emphasizes that these ideas were not his alone and that they represent a lot of people's hard work and creative talents.

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