LawBreakers will be a "digital premium title" and will launch exclusively on Steam | PCGamesN

LawBreakers will be a "digital premium title" and will launch exclusively on Steam


Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions have announced launch plans for their upcoming, gravity-defying arena shooter, LawBreakers.

Perhaps one day LawBreakers will join our prestigious list of PC's best FPS games.

In a panel presented at GDC today, industry megaphone Cliff Bleszinski and the team at Boss Key Productions announced that their upcoming multiplayer FPS, LawBreakers, will be available exclusively on Steam at launch. It already has a store page and everything.

Boss Key also announced LawBreakers will be a "digital premium title" when released. A price wasn't announced, but the audience was assured it wouldn't be priced as a $60 traditional boxed release.

“As the game continued to take shape, we realised free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building,” said Cliff Bleszinski. “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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Bleszinski also spoke about how he and the team plan to make LawBreakers stand out in such a massive market. They're hoping "variable gravity, roll-based movement systems and three-dimensional combat realised through grappling blades, reverse blind-firing, time dilation, jetpacks and more" will do the trick.

“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.”

So yeah, it's going to be gory and R-rated too. We'll report on the pricing and release date information as it lands.

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2 Years ago

It will be using DX12. Thought that would be mentioned

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2 Years ago

Well it's only on PC (Currently), and it's Unreal Engine 4 which supports DX12. So it's slightly redundant, isn't it? Though I guess not everyone would know that. But even then, just being on DirectX 12 doesn't inherently mean anything.

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2 Years ago

I think if it's exclusively using DX12 then that would limit it to systems that have DX12. But that's probably not the case.