The next game from Boss Key Productions is a battle royale title where “cash is king”.
After a tease in last week’s studio update, Boss Key Productions has announced its next project, a free-to-play battle royale game called Radical Heights. Inspired by ’80s style, action films and extreme sports, Radical Heights is all about getting as much money as possible and cutting down your opponents. People won’t have to wait long to try out the game, as Radical Heights is entering Steam Early Access tomorrow.
Radical Heights is taking the game-show aesthetic used by battle royale titles like Darwin Project and The Culling to the next level with in-game prizes and cash that players earn though interacting with the game-world and killing opponents. All the cash players earn in-game can either be spent at weapon vending machines in matches, or players can save their money by depositing it via in-game ATMs. All money deposited at ATMs carries over to future matches or can be spent on in-game cosmetic items.
In addition to the myriad of weaponry shown off in the debut trailer, Radical Heights will also feature gadgets ranging from silly miniature trampolines and confetti bombs to deadly decoys and remote explosives.
As for monetization, Boss Key Productions will offer a Founder’s Pack for $14.99 that boasts some exclusive cosmetic items. Radical Heights will also feature a premium currency called RAD GEMS, which can be used in place of the vanilla in-game currency to shortcut cosmetic unlocks.
Boss Key is referring to its debut as “Xtreme Early Access”, so expect rough-around-the-edges gameplay. Radical Heights Steam page goes as far as saying “players should expect to experience placeholder assets in the world including; models, audio, animation, and even entire buildings.” In fact, Boss Key says Radical Heights has only been in production for five months, which is especially shocking considering Boss Key’s last game, LawBreakers, launched just eight months ago. Still, the quick turn around is understandable after months of reports of LawBreakers’ struggling player base and damning Steam Charts numbers.
You can check out Radical Heights for yourself when it launches for free tomorrow on Steam Early Access.