Cliff Bleszinski, former Epic video games design director and co-founder of Boss Key Productions, has publicly accused Epic of hiring away Boss Key workers.
The accusation came from this tweet, the place the Boss Key head wrote “Hey @epicgames, might you please cease attempting to rent away my crew? We simply launched @Radical_Heights on #UE4 and are actually pleased with the way it’s going.” The tweet features a gif of actor Jensen Ackles pointing on the digicam and saying “Not cool!”
Bleszkinski then adopted up with another tweet, saying “There’s room at this style for various video games SMH.”
It’s unclear who particularly Bleszkinski is referring to in these tweets, however a literal studying of the tweets is that Epic is hiring away individuals engaged on Radical Heights, Boss Key Productions’ early entry battle royale recreation to work on their very own mega-popular battle royale title, Fortnite.
Radical Heights launched as an early entry title this previous week. You may watch us playing the game just after it became playable right here.
Whether or not Epic is or is not hiring away Boss Key workers, bringing it up on public social media feels pointless. I’m uncertain if it is a line within the sand or alleged to engender sympathy but it surely does not actually accomplish both.