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LawBreakers development suspended as Boss Key moves on

LawBreakers developer Boss Key Productions will suspend work on the game in order to move on to new projects, it today declared.

“It has been a while since we said anything about LawBreakers,” an update on the studio’s website begins. “With that, the past four months at Boss Key Productions has been especially trying, as we pride ourselves at being communicative and transparent.

“The fact is LawBreakers failed to find enough of an audience to generate the funds necessary to keep it sustained in the manner we had originally planned for and anticipated. And while a pivot to free-to-play may seem like easiest change to make, a change of this magnitude takes publishing planning and resources to do it.”

Just because development has stopped doesn’t mean support will, Boss Key asserted.

“We will continue to support the game in its current state, but we also need to focus on other projects with fresh creative leaders. We have been working on something new and we can’t wait to share more about it. It’s a passion project that we’re in complete control of.”

Boss Key later told PC Gamer that its new project isn’t connected to LawBreakers or publisher Nexon in any way.

LawBreakers was released on PC and PS4 in August 2017 and was met with a lacklustre response.

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