Recently, Boss Key Productions closed up shop. The remnants of the studio recently made a post on the Steam community thread announcing that in light of the game studio shutting down, they will make LawBreakers free-to-play until the servers go kaput on September 14th.
On June 11th, 2018, the LawBreakers team wrote…
“In light of the unfortunate news regarding Boss Key Productions shutting down, we regret to announce that we will be sunsetting our support of LawBreakers on September 14, 2018 as we are not able to operate the game.
“Our servers will remain open until then and the game will be made free-to-play on Steam for all players effective immediately. Please note that any and all new in-game purchases will also be disabled and we will not be able to accept any refund requests”
Gamers will be able to play LawBreakers up until September 14th, after that the servers will be retired and the game will close for good.
After going free-to-play the game did manage to get a kickstarter in players, topping out at 459 players over the course of the day. This is up from its 3.3 average throughout May, 2018, according to the Steam Charts.
Perhaps if studio head, Cliff Bleszinski, spent more time trying to come up with a compelling and fun game as opposed to trying to find ways to virtue signal with gender neutral bathrooms and diversity initiatives, LawBreakers would actually be a game worth playing.
The game doesn’t have very positive ratings, lacks any sort of defining gameplay mechanics, has no memorable characters, and essentially launched out of the gate like a dead fish out of a wooden crate. Just like Agents of Mayhem.
It’s another one of those games where Cliffy B., thought that he could get by doing the bare minimum with multiplayer PvP features, and gaining a lot of media brownie points by adding a bunch of diversity propaganda to his game, and that magically it would sell. However, he quickly realized through a shattered hubris, a defunct game studio, and failed game, that catering your product toward SJWs is the product of one irrefutable truth:
Get Woke; go broke.
(Thanks for the news tip crushedatoma)