F2P publisher Nexon Announces Partnership with Bleszinski

F2P publisher Nexon Announces Partnership with Bleszinski

As detailed in a PR email that was sent to me on Wednesday, July 9, free-to-play publisher Nexon has announced its partnership with Cliff Bleszinski, the former Epic Games videogame designer who’s just recently returned from retirement .

This partnership comes in tandem with Bleszinski’s announcement of his new studio , humorously titled “Boss Key Productions”, with Guerilla Games co-founder Arjan Brussee. Bleszinski also announced via Twitter the studio’s first game, which will be a free-to-play first-person shooter, code-named “ BlueStreak ”.

As part of its partnership with Bleszinski, and subsequently Boss Key, Nexon has acquired a minority stake in the new studio, as well as the exclusive worldwide publishing and marketing rights to BlueStreak , which will be handled through its subsidiary Nexon America. Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Cliff is one of the most innovative and renowned game designers of our time, and his reputation for creating genre-defining games that inspire a dedicated fan base is well-earned, ” said Nexon’s president and chief executive officer Owen Mahoney.

Players across the world have eagerly awaited Cliff’s next move, and we’re delighted to partner with Boss Key to bring the next generation of first-person shooters to market. Cliff shares our unwavering commitment to delivering players the absolute highest-quality game-play experience, ” he continued.

Creating fun and memorable shooters is in my DNA, and making the move to free-to-play games is all about maximizing the potential audience for your title while embracing where the industry is headed, ” said Bleszinski, Boss Key’s co-founder and chief executive officer.

No one knows the free-to-play market better than Nexon, which is why they were the obvious partner to publish BlueStreak . It’s a game and concept I think will really resonate with players who have been clamoring for a new take on an old favorite. After all, I’ve had a year and a half to plan it, ” he added.

For those interested in applying for a job at Boss Key, the studio is now accepting resumés via [email protected] . We’ll bring you more news on Boss Key Productions and BlueStreak should further information reach our ears.

[ PR email ]

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