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.