LawBreakers May Offer Microtransactions [UPDATE]

"Not anything game-affecting."


[UPDATE] As it turns out, LawBreakers may end up having microtransactions. A representative for the game tells GameSpot some may be featured, but they won't affect gameplay.

"As of now, we don't have any specific microtransaction plans in place yet, but Nexon America will likely offer them at some point--just not anything game-affecting," the representative said.

The original story is below.

Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski's new PC shooter LawBreakers recently dropped its free-to-play business model in favor of a "premium" setup. Plenty of paid games still offer microtransactions, but LawBreakers won't be one of them. In a blog post, developer Boss Key said, after poring over fan feedback, it was decided that "the best solution is to not have any F2P mechanics whatsoever."

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"There have been many questions from the community regarding if the game will still be free-to-play," the developer said. "Finally, we are able to answer that for you. LawBreakers will be a paid access game. We listened to feedback online about the community's concerns with F2P, from pay-to-win mechanics, rampant cheating and more…and we're not going to do that.

"The best solution is to not have any F2P mechanics whatsoever. As far as cost, we will announce more on the price point in the near future."

Speaking at the Game Developers Conference, where the game's business model transition and art style changes were divulged, Bleszinski said LawBreakers "will not have the $60 price point of a traditional product." However, it remains to be seen how much the game will indeed cost.

It is not uncommon for big-name, full-priced games, including those in the Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Assassin's Creed franchises, to offer optional microtransactions outside of the upfront price.

For more on LawBreakers, check out these comparison images to see how the game has evolved in the past year. The game is due out for PC exclusively on Steam, though a release date has not been divulged.

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