Though mechanically LawBreakers had quite a bit going for it, Boss Key Productions’ hero shooter seemed like it was always doomed for failure, and just a little over a year on from its launch in August 2017, its servers were shut down.
Interestingly, however, Cliff Bleszinski – the now defunct Boss Key Productions’ co-founder, LawBreakers director, and the original Gears of War trilogy’s director – seems to be angling for a revival for the failed hero shooter.
Taking recently to Twitter, Bleszinski said that Nexon – LawBreakers’ original publisher – still owns the rights to the property, and tagging Nexon CEO Owen Mahoney, asked to “talk about a resurrection”. In follow-up tweets Blezsinski said that though he’s no longer in leading a project’s development, he would be open to being involved in a LawBreakers revival as a consultant.
Whether or not anything comes of this remains to be seen. The multiplayer shooter market is one that publishers are always looking for a foothold in, but the genre is also a crowded and competitive one, and has seen more than a few casualties over the years. Does the LawBreakers IP have enough cache to be able to compete in that space? Maybe that’s something that Nexon might be interested in looking into at some point down the line.
Well, turns out Nexon does own the rights to LawBreakers. @owenmahoney how about sliding into my DMs so we can talk about a resurrection?
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) April 19, 2023
I'm over being CEO and lead designer. Shiz is exhausting.
But if a 3rd party wants to resurrect it with Nexon I'm down for consulting.
— Cliff Bleszinski (@therealcliffyb) April 22, 2023