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CliffyB is writing a book with chapter on Boss Key Productions

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Poster screen for Radical Heights showing two armed contestants.
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Well I can't say I've seen this coming, since CliffyB's decision to step away from the world of gaming after LawBreakers and Radical Heights failed to keep Boss Key Production afloat didn't really look like it was a book worthy material.

I'm not trying to be mean here either, because I'm well aware of the difficulties the gaming industry can throw at you, regardless of whether your resume has a single game in it or a bunch. While CliffyB is definitely a member of this second camp, I'm still thinking that it may be a bit too early for memoirs, but the man obviously doesn't agree.

It turns out that the reason CliffyB hasn't been doing interviews "since Boss Key imploded" was because he is in fact writing a book, a piece of which he revealed via twitter. The piece we're talking about is the piece on Boss Key Productions and judging by the looks of it, we've got a lot of inside info coming our way.

"This is going to be a hard chapter to write, honestly, harder than my father passing, harder than my nephew dying", he said. Obviously, CliffyB has got a lot on his chest, although we're unlikely to read about to juiciest parts until his book hits shelves. He did mention however that his work in Epic earned him a bonus in a burgundy Lamborghini, which I guess it's only fitting for a man that's been in this industry since forever.

Interestingly, CliffyB's views on the gaming industry and his peers are pretty admirable, especially in these times, when your competitors aren't really out to hug you, if you know what I mean. Nevertheless, Cliffy says that he considers the gaming industry his home and hugs "85% of [his] industry peers every time [he sees] them".

twitterChapter on Boss Key Productions from Cliff Bleszinski's bookCliffyB's chapter on Boss Key Productions

Cliffy hasn't shared any details on when we will actually see this book but it's likely that we'll get answers to many questions that were previously quite frankly too awkward to ask. Considering how LawBreakers and Radical Heights never reached the radical heights Boss Key expected, perhaps doubly so.