Some games are just a disaster, a failed attempt at creating something unique. All developers go through this phase but it is rare to see such a talented and confident team of developers fail at their first independent project. Boss Key, creators of Lawbreakers, has announced the death of its FPS online shooter.
According to studio head Cliff Bleszinski, the game failed to generate enough of an audience base. The development team is now moving to other projects as they do not have enough funds to keep developing Lawbreakers, as originally intended.
The fact is LawBreakers failed to find enough of an audience to generate the funds necessary to keep it sustained in the manner we had originally planned for and anticipated. And while a pivot to free-to-play may seem like easiest change to make, a change of this magnitude takes publishing planning and resources to do it.
The team here has worked hard on this game over the past three and a half years and our studio is determined to give this game the second life it deserves. However, between now and then, we cannot sit idle. We will continue to support the game in its current state, but we also need to focus on other projects with fresh creative leaders. We have been working on something new and we can’t wait to share more about it! It’s a passion project that we’re in complete control of.
Lawbreakers released to less than mediocre reviews and many suggested that going free to play would help its cause. However, instead of making it free to play Boss Key is giving up on it entirely.
Source: Boss Key