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Remember Lawbreakers? Five years after it closed, CliffyB wants it to come back -By Fsk

Lawbreakers died in 2018 – but its main producers now want it to come back.

Lawbreakers was a hero shooter developed by Boss Key Productions, the now-defunct studio founded by Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski after he famously left Epic after working on the Unreal Tournament and Gears of War franchises.

Despite a large pre-release push by publisher Nexon, Lawbreakers flopped, with its Steam concurrent player count peaking at 7482 in June 2017, when it launched via open beta. Nexon later blamed Lawbreakers’ disastrous fate on battle royale PUBG, which was the biggest game in the world at the time.

A newcomer Chris Bratt interviews Cliff Bleszinski ahead of the launch of Lawbreakers.

In fact, Lawbreakers was better compared to other hero shooters, such as Blizzard’s Overwatch, than to a battle royale — and even there, it suffered from the comparison.

All this despite Lawbreakers being pretty darn good. Eurogamer’s Lawbreakers review recommended the game, calling it “an inventive, electric and expertly engineered classic competitive shooter that deserves your time”.

Fast forward five years and CliffyB is talking about a resurgence.

On Twitter, he confirmed that the rights to Lawbreakers were with Nexon, and asked Nexon boss Owen Mahoney to help him do so.

Clarifying his thoughts, CliffyB said that he’s not really interested in developing a new Lawbreakers game (or any new game for that matter), but would be willing to consult on it.

Nexon hasn’t spoken a word about Lawbreakers since the game launched, but we’ve asked for comment to see if it’s interested in CliffyB’s suggestion.