Lawbreakers has been in production for quite some time. Originally announced in 2010 as Project BlueStreak, it was only two years ago when it was officially unveiled as a free-to-play multiplayer shooter. However, shifts in tone, design direction, and financial concerns resulted in this model being scrapped for an exclusivity deal with Steam to release the game as a "Digital Premium" title with a price tag of $29.99, which will include all content updates; there is no season pass to speak of. It turns out that PS4 and PS4 Pro owners will also have the opportunity now to participate in the physics and shooting mayhem, which was recently confirmed by Boss Key Productions alongside a snazzy cinematic trailer.
Both consoles version will run at 60 frame-per-second, with the Pro allowing for higher graphical fidelity. It's only going to be released digitally and, until a release date is announced, will receive a beta in the near future. You can also download a free theme for the PlayStation 4 if you wish. To see actual gameplay and more information about what it was like to bring Lawbreakers to Sony's console, you can check out Greg Miller interviewing Cliff Bleszinski and the rest of the studio here. In regards to developing the game for the Xbox One, Bleszinski confirmed that the team is open to the possibility, however, in an article over on the PlayStation Blog, he wrote:
When deciding which platform to bring the game to these players, it was a hard choice. I’ll leave it at that. The choice, obviously, was PS4.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeZUvdm2rDo
Lawbreakers is set in a futuristic world where the Moon has exploded, nearly destroying our planet and altering its gravitational properties. With fragmented societies and factions vying for control, the game pits various types of characters and roles against one another throughout maps set in the United States where you can move and shoot omnidirectionally in low gravity. With some unique spins on classic game modes such as Overcharge and Turf War, this crazy first-person shooter aims to combine the best of the old and new school with fast-paced gameplay and a host of classes, weapons, abilities, and more.
Does Lawbreakers seem like it could be a groundbreaking multiplayer shooter? Will you be playing it on the PS4 or on PC? Break out your opinions in the comments section below.