Update: Now there’s a Steam announcement and a shutdown date of Sept. 14.

Original story: Originally announced as free-to-play, then not, then … well, there were several more steps in LawBreakers‘ life, though none of them were ever “Profit.” But now, everything has come full circle, and LawBreakers is free-to-play once more (just as predicted), and you can pick it up right now on Steam.

For the moment, at least, the move seems to be paying off. As of this writing, there are a whopping 100 people playing LawBreakers on Steam, the most the game has seen since November; it hasn’t even had half that many since January.

The big question, though, is who’s running the game? Boss Key Productions is no more, so that would likely mean it’s Nexon who flipped the switch. We’re not even sure that there was any official announcement — there’s none on the Steam page and the LawBreakers Twitter has been silent since February — so we’ll have to dive in for ourselves to find out what, if anything, the game has for a cash shop or restrictions. Both of those concepts always rubbed Cliff Bleszinski the wrong way, but if he’s not calling the shots any more, anything goes, I guess.

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  1. chris on June 12, 2018

    from their news on steam:

    Dear LawBreakers,

    In light of the unfortunate news regarding Boss Key Productions shutting down, we regret to announce that we will be sunsetting our support of LawBreakers on September 14, 2018 as we are not able to operate the game.

    Our servers will remain open until then and the game will be made free-to-play on Steam for all players effective immediately. Please note that any and all new in-game purchases will also be disabled and we will not be able to accept any refund requests.

    We truly appreciate your understanding in this difficult time and we want to thank you all your support and being a part of the passionate LawBreakers community.

    Thank you for staying with us throughout this journey.

    -The LawBreakers Team

  2. Deathloche on June 12, 2018

    Just let it Die already. I would rather play IronSight than this crap.

  3. Ric3T4ppe on June 11, 2018

    “As of this writing, there are a whopping 100 people playing LawBreakers on Steam” Um…not trying to rude but 100 players isn’t that much in my opinion. BUT, I will definitely try this game now that it is FTP now.

  4. Rea on June 11, 2018

    They always do that before close the servers, it’s just too late for that transition in a sustainable way.

    • Derpfestor on June 11, 2018

      And you are correct. The game will shut down in September.

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