Last week, Gears of Wars creator Cliff Bleszinski announced his new game, LawBreakers. A multiplayer shooter on PC, LawBreakers impressed with its debut gameplay trailer (the game is all about breaking the laws of gravity) but some people were concerned about its ‘free to play’ status.
Gamers have been burnt by free to play games in the past as although League of Legends and Hearthstone generally get it right, other games like Need For Speed: No Limits and Dungeon Keeper have both been criticized for their ‘extortionate’ free to play mechanics. Plus, as LawBreakers is published by Nexon, a publisher infamous for its wonky F2P practices, you can hardly blame people for having doubts.
However, Cliff Bleszinski is keen to say that LawBreakers will be an example of a good free to play game rather than a bad one. In fact, he hopes that the game’s free to paly model will “make gamers happy”.