Boss Key Productions, the developers of failed arena shooter LawBreakers, have posted an update about the game after months of silence. For its few fans that are left, it's not the best news.
In the past month, the peak player count for LawBreakers was 25, according to SteamCharts. That's quite obviously not good, nor is it enough to keep the game afloat financially. But BossKey isn't ready to admit that it's giving up on the game entirely just yet.
"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," said the developer in its first blog post since Dec. 22, 2017. "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."
So, fans hoping for the game to go free-to-play to attract a wider audience will be disappointed. The game is still currently listed for $29.99 on Steam, the same price as games like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.
"The team here has worked hard on this game over the past three and a half years and our studio is determined to give this game the second life it deserves," said the blog post. "However, between now and then, we cannot sit idle. 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."
It's unclear what "second life" the studio has planned for the title, but it seems like LawBreakers will remain in the state that it is in until the development team fully moves on to their next project.