Earlier this week it was confirmed by Boss Key Productions co-founder Cliff Bleszinski that the studio would be closing immediately. The developer of LawBreakers and Radical Heights "is no more", and he's taking a break from the video games industry. After the news, Bleszinski revealed that he would take some time off and would be providing information on pitches games from the studio.
The first was a VR spiritual successor to Toobin, "Mario Kart on water with animals in VR", he claims it was going to be. He added, "You could drink (ginger) beer for health, crush cans on your head, or shake up full ones for AOE attacks".
Another one of Boss Key's ideas was for a game codenamed "DragonFlies".
Which of these games would you have wanted to play?
Another concept was known internally as DragonFlies offered a PvE experience in a Japanese-inspired FuedalPunk world. "Basically do for dragon riding what Halo did for vehicles", he said.
So why did these games never happen? You would also come across dragon eggs and hatch them.
Ultimately, the main reason why these games stayed as concepts instead of active projects is that the publishers either thought the ideas were too out there or too similar to things that already existed. Any leaks in the massive walker would need to be fixed, so players would have to use gas masks, patch holes, and even rappel outside to fix issues with the mech. At least a couple of the projects above would have commanded a budget of at least $40 million, not seen as cheap in the eyes of publishers. Bleszinski went on to say that as a business owner, he certainly respects that decision, but as a creative, it was incredibly frustrating.