Cliff Bleszinski's studio Boss Key Productions announced today its first game, LawBreakers, is no longer planned as a free-to-play title.

LawBreakers was announced as a free-to-play game, but today during a panel at GDC, Bleszinski announced the game will release as a digital premium title. In a follow-up clarification email, Bosskey wrote, "LawBreakers is now a digital premium title instead of free-to-play, though it won’t be priced at $60."

The email also reveals that Lawbreakers has changed art styles (the image above is taken from the game's Steam page) that "lines up with [Bleszinski's] original visual for LawBreakers." Finally, it was revealed the game will be exclusive to Steam at launch and can be added to Steam wishlists today.


Our Take
I'm curious to see this new art style. Hopefully it stands out a little more than what we've seen to date. Also, I like seeing these types of shooters trending toward standard payment models. I've never been a fan of free-to-play.