It’s just one of those statements that come around when they are absolutely needed.  Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski’s new PC shooter LawBreakers recently dropped its free-to-play business model in favor of a “premium” setup. Plenty of paid games still offer microtransactions, but LawBreakers won’t be one of them.


In a blog post, developer Boss Key said, after poring over fan feedback, it was decided that “the best solution is to not have any F2P mechanics whatsoever.”

“There have been many questions from the community regarding if the game will still be free-to-play. Finally, we are able to answer that for you. LawBreakers will be a paid access game. We listened to feedback online about the community’s concerns with F2P, from pay-to-win mechanics, rampart cheating and more…and we’re not going to do that.

“The best solution is to not have any F2P mechanics whatsoever. As far as cost, we will announce more on the price point in the near future.”

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, where the game’s business model transition and art style changes were divulged, Bleszinski said LawBreakers “will not have the $60 price point of a traditional product.” However, it remains to be seen how much the game will indeed cost.

Lawbreakers is due out for PC exclusively on Steam, however, a release date has not been divulged as of yet. Stay Tuned to Gamer Assault Weekly for more updates as they are revealed and for all your other gaming needs.


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John Donadio a.k.a. SomeBeardy2Love is the COO here at GAW. He once had a show that he produced, wrote, and co-hosted called the Wide World of Games, you can probably find it on youtube. He is also a co-host on a podcast called Party Up! John is an Action-Adventurer, platformer, RPGer, and FPS kind of gamer. Quick to play any game that has magic, swordplay, and/or stealthy elements. If you can customize a character he is in it for the long haul or just give me your 2D platform and he's a happy camper. What else do you expect from a gamer with a beard and a bow tie tattoo? Seriously.