Arjan Brussee, co-founder of Boss Key Studios along with Cliff Bleszinski, has left the company and moved over to Epic Games. The Twitter post he left indicates he’s returning to Epic after 20 years and will be working on an unnamed project.
— arjan (@arjanbrussee) December 8, 2017
Prior to his work at BK, Brussee had worked at EA Visceral and Guerrilla Games.
It appears that the split is an amicable one, as Bleszinski sent out this supportive tweet when making the announcement of Brussee’s departure:
He 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!
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) December 8, 2017
Brussee leaves open the COO position at Boss Key and no word is yet available about who will be stepping into the job to oversee management, strategy, planning, production, finance and legal matters.
The departure comes not long after the launch of Lawbreakers, the studio’s first game but one that has struggled hard to find an audience. The company has been working on a number of initiatives to encourage growth in population, but as yet, it remains to be seen how long term these solutions will be. Gamespot cites that one possible strategy is to launch the game on both XBox One and Nintendo Switch, though no official announcements have been made.
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