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Lawbreakers launching exclusively on Steam, no longer free-to-play

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Lawbreakers, the new game from Gears of War-creator Cliff Bleszinski’s new studio Boss Key Productions, will launch exclusively on Steam and has dropped its previous free-to-play model.

During a panel held at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), Bleszinski explained the decision to drop F2P as a business model.

“As the game continued to take shape, we realised free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building,” he said. “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.”

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While the game will no longer be free-to-play, Boss Key were also quick to point out it will not be a full-priced title, either. However, a price has yet to be revealed. Bleszinski also discussed the challenge of making a new first-person shooter stand out amongst an already dense crowd.

Being constantly compared to the current slew of colourful shooters on the market made us realise we needed to stand out from the crowd” Bleszinski continued. “We decided to take a step back and explore how we could dial up the maturity in LawBreakers, going back to our original vision. The new look and feel embraces the innovative and vertical nature of our game elevated by violence, intensity and competition.”

Players looking forward to the game can now add it to their Steam wishlist.

source: press release

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