LawBreakers died again in 2018 – however its chief creator now needs it to come back again.
LawBreakers was a hero shooter developed by Boss Key Productions, the now defunct studio arrange by Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski after he left Epic having famously labored on the Unreal Match and Gears of Struggle franchises.
Regardless of an enormous pre-release push by writer Nexon, LawBreakers flopped, with its Steam concurrent participant depend peaking at 7482 in June 2017 when it launched by way of open beta. Nexon later blamed LawBreakers’ disastrous fortunes on battle royale PUBG, which on the time was simply in regards to the largest recreation on this planet.
In fact, LawBreakers was higher in comparison with different hero shooters, comparable to Blizzard’s Overwatch, than a battle royale – and there, too it suffered by comparability.
All this regardless of LawBreakers being fairly good. Eurogamer’s LawBreakers overview really useful the sport, calling it “an creative, electrical and expertly engineered traditional aggressive shooter that deserves your time”.
Quick ahead 5 years and CliffyB is speaking a few resurrection.
On Twitter, he confirmed the rights to LawBreakers are with Nexon, and referred to as on Nexon boss Owen Mahoney to assist make it occur.
Properly, seems Nexon does personal the rights to LawBreakers. @owenmahoney how about sliding into my DMs so we will speak about a resurrection?
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) April 19, 2023
Clarifying his ideas, CliffyB mentioned he is tired of really growing a brand new LawBreakers recreation (or any new recreation, for that matter), however could be up for consulting on it.
I am over being CEO and lead designer. Shiz is exhausting.
But when a third occasion needs to resurrect it with Nexon I am down for consulting.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) April 22, 2023
Nexon hasn’t breathed a phrase about LawBreakers ever for the reason that recreation went below, however we have requested for remark to see if it is fascinated with CliffyB’s suggestion.