Boss Key Productions has been developing their latest shooter LawBreakers over the past few years. The game was originally slated to launch for PC only, but things have apparently changed. Boss Key Productions and Nexon have revealed LawBreakers will now arrive on PS4 and PC.
This marks the first time Nexon has launched a game for the home console space. As historical as the news is for Nexon, it is even bigger for Boss Key Productions. Many thought the game would ultimately come to consoles, and it is exciting to know the game will arrive on PS4.
Those who own the powerful system of PS4 Pro will be happy to know improvements are coming specifically for it. Boss Key confirmed PS4 Pro’s version of LawBreakers will receive enhancements. Specifics like resolution or frame rate are unknown, but I expect those to be among the improvements.
It is smart thinking on the part of Boss Key to confirm improvements for PS4 Pro. I’m frankly surprised more developers haven’t tried using PS4 Pro as a means of marketing their games. While the install base might not be that significant, Pro is still a system with untapped potential. Why not push a game forward specifically for the platform?
LawBreakers will “challenge even the best players to bring their skills, get off the ground and deliver death from every angle as they experience thrilling fast-paced, omni-directional gunplay with innovative movement systems and combat abilities.” The game is set in a futuristic world where the laws of gravity go upside down.
Locations vary from the “boiling oceans” of Santa Monica’s coastline to the Grand Canyon. LawBreakers will be on sale for $29.99 when it launches. This is different from Nexon’s previous free-to-play model. With the price tag, that means there will also not be any season pass program.
All future content updates will be free. There are also no “pay-to-win” models in place for LawBreakers. Cliff Bleszinski, who is a founder of Boss Key Productions, provided some thoughts on the big news.
“With LawBreakers, we wanted to honor the skill-based FPS games of yesteryear, all while embracing the new and pushing the genre in our own unique way. We found that messing with gravity, and having it mess with the player, adds a dynamic vertical element that will challenge players of all skill levels to go above their limits.
“Add in a variety of character role play-styles that go beyond the basic ‘tank, sniper and medic,’ a price point that we feel is fair to the player and the fact that it’s just damn fun to play – we’re confident LawBreakers will be one of the best valued and most challenging FPS games on PC or console,” Bleszinski said.
LawBreakers currently does not have a release date. With E3 2017 upcoming, it is highly likely that a date will come sometime during the event. Boss Key Productions and Nexon will release LawBreakers for PS4 and PC later this year. Stick around here at We Write Things for more on LawBreakers.