According to his own Twitter feed, Cliff Bleszinski is officially done with video games and is leaving the industry permanently. Bleszinski is the former head of Boss Key Productions, who had to shut down earlier this year and put their game Lawbreakers to rest. Apparently, some people took to harassing him on Twitter, which caught his eye and he decided to fire back by letting people know what he did in the final days of the studio and that he would never return to game making.
I paid my employees, their 401ks, and their health care – even months after the studio folded. So they could care for their families.
I didn't take a salary myself for two years.
I get you're sad, but god, this kinda shit is another reason I am NEVER making another game. https://t.co/RtS7l5WcAl
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) November 15, 2018
The tweet came from a now disabled account, who complained that they did not receive a refund for Lawbreakers after the game was shuttered. We don’t blame Bleszinski one bit for the response all things considered, but it’s a shame that a career that saw success at so many other companies has to end with his own company shutting down and abuse from people on social media.