LawBreakers: CliffyB’s competitive FPS isn’t free-to-play anymore

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In another surprising twist that would make M. Night Shyamalan proud, Nexon’s LawBreakers isn’t free-to-play anymore. The new game from Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski and his studio Boss Key have just revealed at GDC that there was a change of plan and the game will cost something – no price was announced yet, but it will be below $60. Well, that’s a relief, right?

Cliff Bleszinski had this to say on the business model change:

“After careful consideration of how the game has been progressing, we realized free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building. Lawbreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without barriers.”

So, what Epic Games’ free-to-play MOBA Paragon is actually doing, right?

Anyway, LawBreakers will be available exclusively on Steam and you can already add it to your wishlist if you prefer this to, let’s say, Blizzard’s Overwatch or Epic Games’ free-to-play Unreal Tournament. And of course, the game will include microtransactions as well, so they’re expecting players to buy it first and then spend even more money on it. We should start calling this business model Buy-to-Pay, really.

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  • Andrew Murczek

    I TOLD YOU SO .. doesn’t quite cut it ..

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    • http://www.freemmostation.com/ FreeMMOStation

      Told what? :) The game WAS F2P, they just decided to change it.

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      • Andrew Murczek

        yeah … like overwatch and albion online .. i already knew that this will happen .” first they tell you that it will be F2P to get your /our attention and then prrr ” . and after that interview with Cliff where he said that pay to win model is great i had no doubt ..

        Dark times are coming ..

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        • http://www.freemmostation.com/ FreeMMOStation

          Yeah, I’m not liking the trend either. Mostly because some of them pass as liars (H1Z1 and Landmark especially). But let’s hope no more stupid shifts such as these happen.

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          • Andrew Murczek

            haha there will be more and more such shifts ..
            cause we gamers allow this to happend ..
            we allow stupid DLCs .. overprized unfinished products .. etc etc … The gamers revolution is needed so much ..
            i miss times where Developers /Games where try to strive for the attention in the good way .. Demos .. full stable products etc when Beta testers get paid for testing their products … and not the other way around where we have to pay over and the gamers have to beg Developers to let them play in their buggy games ..

            Games in this days are become more and more only for the riches of the richest

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            im just angry about why the hell would daybreak , Bosskey , Blizzard lie about H1Z1/Everquest Next , Lawbreakers and Overwatch business models when ALL these games would have been block buster HITS in the F2P arena !

            IM SOOO PISSED they DECIDED to make it P2P !

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          • Andrew Murczek

            to get your attention .. to build HYPE and community .. to mind-control the stupid rich masses to buy their product cause they are already soooo HYPE .. and then keep milking their wallets on and on . DLC there DLC here .. Founder Pack there Founder Pack here ..

            and even with those F2P products that u want to support and give them your hard earn money .. they are b sllaping u in your face .. 5 euros for 1000 ducats platiunum credits whatever .. but that skin u want to buy cots 1010 credits so u are forced to spend 10 euros ..

            So when WE the GAMERS say STOP to this .???

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            such a shame …

            i hope we gamers UNITE to teach these Fucking Cheaters , Liars , Organized Dacoits and Corporate robbers a damn HARD lesson they never forget !

            If any other company changes a promising game’s model from F2p to P2P all of a sudden and goes against original promise , that game should be BOYCOTTED to leave the devs in ruins !

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          • Andrew Murczek

            yeah like Overwatch .. like Albion Online… Players should say STOP U LIE TO US WE WONT BE BUYING YOUR STUFF IF U ARE LAYING TO US … and even not one copy of those games should be bought in the whole world..
            but people are too brainwashed this days and they will gonna say .. ” Oh well just take my money then and please let me play your game ” ….

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          • Muhammad Yasir

            exactly bro !
            i had shitload of fights with people who said that B2P model was good … but i kept telling em , that F2P meant more player variety and traffic along with easy access to all and B2P was a cheat to loot us of our money on games that were SUPPOSED TO BE F2P BEFORE FUCKING RELEASE !

            FUCK THE LYING DEVS ! I HOPE THEY FAIL MISERABLY ! BASTARDS !

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  • bloom warren

    aint supresing after the most companys turn moneygrabs these days why should this one be diffrent ?

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  • Muhammad Yasir

    fucking money grabbers , imbeciles and two faced BASTARD !
    lying about everything !

    liars and masters of deceit !

    i hope daybreak studio , lawbreakers , albion online and over watch CRASH and BURN !

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  • bloom warren

    well what do you expect of nexon realy ? sure they will charge for an fps so you have 2 options .

    1. buy it
    2. walk away
    sadly that is how the mmo industry sees the gamers if you want it pay for it .
    so what will it be ?

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