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Lawbreakers is officially dead

The plug has been pulled on Lawbreakers' servers

By Derek Strickland on Sep 16, 2018 at 07:26 pm CDT - 1 min, 35 secs reading time

Boss Key's ill-fated shooter might've been off-the-walls, but now it's just off life support.

Lawbreakers is officially dead |

Lawbreakers is now officially dead. Nearly four months after Boss Key's closure, Lawbreaker's online servers have been shut down, severing the online-only multiplayer game from its mortal coil.

"Lawbreakers servers are officially closed for good," ex Lawbreakers senior environmental artist Josh Rife said on Twitter. "Hardest development, and best game I ever shipped. If you played it, thank you."

The game had a visceral charm and unique FPS mechanics, but ultimately followed way too closely to Blizzard's then-wildly-successful Overwatch. PUBG's launch didn't help things either and pulled lots of shooter fans to the battle royale market. Lawbreakers ultimately crashed and the writing was on the wall as early as the beta test.

Publisher Nexon essentially turned their back on Boss Key as a result of poor earnings and a dwindling playerbase.

"LawBreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction," CliffyB wrote in his farewell announcement.

Boss Key has now been closed and dissolved, and its games, Lawbreakers and the short-lived battle royale Radical Heights, have both been killed off.

Last updated: Sep 17, 2018 at 06:11 am CDT

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Derek is absorbed with the intersection of technology and gaming, and is always looking forward to new advancements, whether it's VR with the Oculus Rift or Augmented Reality. With over six years in games journalism under his belt, Derek aims to further engage the gaming sector while taking a peek under the technology that powers it. He hopes to one day explore the stars in No Man's Sky with the magic of VR.


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