Cliff Bleszinski exposes Epic Games over alleged poaching

Boss Key co-founder accuses Epic Games of poaching staff

Boss Key co-founder accuses Epic Games of poaching staff

William McCarroll, who has been a senior programmer at Epic Games since March and previously worked at Boss Key as a principal online engineer from 2014-2018, responded to the tweet saying that "assuming that Epic is the one starting contact / poaching is a bit presumptuous". While things could be looking up for Boss Key, it looks like some things happening in the background have now been brought to light, through the developer's head Cliff Bleszinski. Both are based in the Raleigh, NC area.

The point of Bleszinski's post is seemingly to declare that there is room for more than just Fortnite: Battle Royale and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds in the battle royale genre, as Radical Heights is managing to carve its own place. However, their new game, Radical Heights, while very early in development, seems to be pretty well-received by the battle royale community.

We'll keep you posted if the story develops further!

CliffyB's comments quickly drew the ire of Fortnite fans who slammed Radical Heights developer Boss Key Productions for its "blatant" attempt at a battle royale cash grab.

It is unclear how many Boss Key developers left the studio to join Epic, but the figure is apparently substantial enough for Bleszinski to be airing his grievances in public.

Details surrounding the accusations have yet to be revealed, such as what Epic Games is supposedly doing behind the scenes to entice Boss Key members to leave the company, or whether Boss Key members have already left due to the practice. "We are people first and foremost".