Lawbreakers, the game developed by Boss Key Productions, will no longer be free-to-play on Steam. It was announced by the founder of the studio, Cliff Bleszinski.
Lawbreakers was introduced in August last year, being the next title already recognized by Cliff Blezsinski. Although it had been reported that it would be a FPS type like Overwatch or Team Fortress II, the team in charge was not 100% sure to make this game get distributed as a Free-To-Play, a method that was disapproved by the community.
Instead, this competitive shooter will be available as a “digital premium title” and, for a time, will be exclusive to Steam. In a presentation at GDC 2016, Bleszinski said Lawbreakers “would not cost the $60 USD for a traditional product”; however, neither he wanted to delve deeper into details about the price.
“As the game continued to take shape, we realised free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building,” said the developer. “LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to me, my team, and our community,” he added.
“Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without any barriers,” said Bleszinski.