Gears Creator Shows Interest in LawBreakers Return to Current Platforms
Cliff Bleszinski, creator of the Gears of War series, has expressed interest in bringing Lawbreakers back to current platforms.
In his tweet, Gears of War creator Cliff Blesinski noted that Japanese-South Korean game publisher Nexon owns the rights to the Lawbreakers IP. He then proceeded to tag Owen Mahoney, the CEO of Nexon, in his post, seeking a conversation on a possible resurrection of the multiplayer first-person shooter.
A few days earlier, Bleszinski had tweeted about speaking to his lawyer about Lawbreakers, and he asked fans to stay tuned for further developments. He further stated that he was confused by the idea that people were rooting for the game to fail when it was released. After it did end up failing, he noted that there has been plenty of support for the game.
For the uninitiated, Bleszinski served as the game director for Lawbreakers. Upon launch in August, 2017, the game was unable to attract enough players despite getting a positive reception from the media and press. It launched outside of the top 100 Most Played Games on Steam with a player base that was 60% lower than its closed beta peak of 7500 players. Bleszinski claimed in an interview that the PS4 version was performing significantly better, though he failed to provide any player stats.
According to a statement issued by Boss Key in April 2018, the game didn’t draw in enough players to bring in the money needed to support it. The game was made available for free on Steam on June 11 with a notice that the servers would be shut down on September 14, after which it was taken down and was no longer up for sale.
LawBreakers was a first-person shooter video game developed by Boss Key Productions and published by Nexon. It was made available for PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Windows on August 8, 2017. LawBreakers adopted the character selection mechanics used in other objective-based FPS games and attempted to improve on the standard FPS formula by introducing low gravity gameplay.