Boss Key Productions has been working on the upcoming multiplayer shooter LawBreakers for months now and they have provided some insight as to where the game will release at launch. Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions revealed LawBreakers will launch exclusively for Steam day one.
The first-person multiplayer shooter also received another major detail, which was that the game will not be a free-to-play title any longer. It will be a premium digital title, though LawBreakers will not have the traditional $60 price tag attached to it. Boss Key did not specify what the price would be, nor did they reveal any exact release date.
For those who aren’t familiar with the story behind LawBreakers, it’s a brand-new first-person multiplayer shooter “in which even the laws of physics can be shattered, creating intense gravity-based combat and resulting in an ever-evolving and bloody arena.
“Set in a futuristic rebuilt America, players will choose whether to kill for the nobility of the ‘Law,’ or go out for blood as a ‘Breaker,’ as they take part in the conflict raging across iconic locations including the boiling oceans off the Santa Monica coastline, to a gravity ravaged Grand Canyon and nearly unrecognizable Mount Rushmore,” Boss Key wrote.
LawBreakers will be embracing a new sort of design so as to cast out an impression of maturity in its look and feel. Cliff Bleszinski talked about LawBreakers and why they decided to shake the free-to-play model and simply go with the more straight forward, traditional premium pricing.
“As the game continued to take shape, we realized free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building. LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to me, my team, and our community. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without any barriers,” Bleszinski said.
A brief Q&A was provided for those who still might have a few basic questions about LawBreakers and its recent news. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on the latest developments for the game as they surface. The press release Q&A is as follows:
We explored all of our options and determined Steam is the best fit for our community and the competitive game we’re building.
Why did Boss Key/Nexon decide to make changes to the game’s business model?
After careful consideration of how the game has been progressing, we realized free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building. Lawbreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without barriers.
How much will LawBreakers cost at launch?
The price at launch hasn’t been revealed yet, but we want to provide a high quality, digital downloadable game at a compelling price. LawBreakers will not have the $60 price point of a traditional boxed product.
Are you developing LawBreakers exclusively for PC? Will LawBreakers release on additional platforms?
We’re initially developing LawBreakers for PC, then… who knows what the future holds?
When can I play?
We are planning to run a number of upcoming tests before launch. Exact timings are still to be confirmed, but we encourage players to Wishlist the game on Steam to be first in the know about our upcoming announcements.