Cliff Bleszinski and Arjan Brussee recently set up shop with their new studio, Boss Key Productions, and their first game is a free-to-play shooter codenamed Blue Streak. It will be published by Nexon.
If you’re wondering what sort of talent Boss Key has attracted, Nexon recently shared details regarding some of the staff currently working at the studio. These guys have worked on all sorts of titles—many of them action-RPGs or shooters—and it’s interesting to see what else they play in their time off.
The details below are quoted directly from a press release sent out by Nexon.
Chris Mielke, Senior Producer:
Originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, Chris has most recently played an integral role in the production of Gears of War: Judgment, Infinity Blade III, and Fortnite. He’s currently playing Battlefield 4, Grand Theft Auto V, Hearthstone, and Titanfall.
Joshua Parker, Senior Gameplay Programmer:
Originally from Nashville, N.C., Josh most recently lent his expertise to the making of Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, Far Cry 4, and Tom Clancy’s The Division. He is currently playing League of Legends, Team Fortress 2, Hearthstone, and Watch Dogs.
Chris Wells, Senior Character Artist:
Chris is originally from East Orange, New Jersey, and has been a driving artist behind the entire Gears of War trilogy, as well as the upcoming Fortnite game. Chris is currently playing Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma and Dragon’s Crown.
Shane Smith-IT Director:
Born and raised in Raleigh, N.C., Shane most recently worked on Grand Theft Auto V, Bioshock Infinite, and Gears of War 3. He’s currently playing GTA V and BattleBlock Theater.
David Rose, UI Ninja:
David grew up in the Outer Banks of N.C. and spent 15 years in the Triangle before moving to Los Angeles over six years ago. His most recent UI efforts have been applied to Guitar Hero 5 and 6, and Call of Duty: Ghosts. He’s currently playing Skyrim, Mario Kart, Super Mario 3D World, and Batman: Arkham City.
Ryan Palser, Senior Animator:
Ryan is from a small town outside of Philly; North Wales, PA. He’s worked most recently on Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and Ghosts, and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. He’s currently playing TF2, Don’t Starve, and Dishonored.
James Hawkins (a.k.a. HawkPrey), Senior Concept Artist:
Jay’s hometown is Raleigh, NC, and he’s been an influential concept artist on the Gears of War Trilogy and Unreal Tournament 3. He’s currently playing Titanfall, World of Tanks, and Blacklight Retribution.
Sarah Asby (Rauchberger), Executive Assistant:
Originally from Virginia Beach, VA, Sarah has previously assisted during the production of the Gears of War Trilogy, Unreal Tournament 3 and Fortnite. She’s currently playing Skyrim and Diablo III.
While we know little about Blue Streak, some of the things Bleszinski has said about the game are interesting, and things appear to be going well between Nexon and his studio as well.