Boss Key Reveals LawBreakers

The teaser countdown from Boss Key Productions now points to this website, revealing LawBreakers, the free-to-play first-person shooter in the works at this new studio from former Epic design director Cliff Bleszinski. This includes an official LawBreakers announce trailer describing your role in a militant police force set to protect a gravity-challenged post-apocalyptic utopia that sprang up after "clandestine government testing" broke the moon ("the shattering" that was part of the tease). However there is a note that they've added the ability to register on their forums as LAW, BREAKERS, or NEUTRAL, and the announcement makes it clear you can also play as a criminal. Here's first word on the game codenamed Project Bluestreak:
LawBreakers is a competitive team-based FPS set in an alternate future in which the world has been divided into two factions following a huge cataclysmic event known as ‘The Shattering’ that changed gravity forever. Afterward, the world recovered and ushered in a new age technological advancements providing gravity manipulation and supplement use that grants near-superhuman abilities. Now, the new technology rages and two forces fight for control; a peacekeeping organization charged with upholding the law, and a highly-organized crime syndicate bent on breaking it. Players will be asked to choose a side – it’s LAW versus BREAKERS.

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Cutter wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 22:23:
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 21:08:
The hate runs thick on Bluesnews comment threads

Chalk that up to experience, son. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. While we love games - good ones at any rate - this is a very scummy industry in how they treat both customers and workers. The industry only has itself to blame for cultivating that sort of reaction.

Cutter, I work in the industry. I am well aware of the reality of things here.

HorrorScope wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 21:27:
|RaptoR| wrote on Aug 26, 2015, 21:08:
The hate runs thick on Bluesnews comment threads

Well he's made some of that bed.

Jazz Jackrabbit
Unreal
Unreal Tournament series
Gears of War series

Consulted/contributed to a ton of other projects, including Fat Princess.

Really hard to take issue with that resume.

I think the big thing that people constantly bring up are his comments on piracy and console exclusivity. I can see that being polarizing, I guess. As an industry veteran, I have a different perspective (because it has a direct and very real financial impact to myself personally). I respect both sides, but I think that the PC gamer crowd tends to ignore statistics and work off of gut instincts... but the numbers just don't support it.

Cliffs comments on piracy carry a significant amount of truth -- "PC master race" folks are adamant about denying it, but piracy is real on the PC and it very much so makes developers think twice about targeting the PC with a traditional model. Our multiplatform games utilize back-end analytics services to help us understand play styles and habits of our users so we can understand which modes are popular and which aren't. The data is anonymous, but it does allow us to very easily see legitimately licensed copies vs pirated copies and the numbers are absolutely staggering. Consoles and mobile have an incredibly low percentage, but PC? 80%+ of connected users are not using a genuine license. We don't rely on any DRM, either.

Why do you think DLC is so universally pushed nowadays?
Why do you think that subscription based games are mostly on the PC?

These are not coincidences.

Either way, Cliff's resume stands on its own, and I for one have been looking forward to a non-military shooter for a good while now. Can't wait to see what this brings to the table.
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