It's no secret that LawBreakers has struggled since it launched earlier in the year. By most accounts it's a fun shooter, but it's never managed to retain a sizeable playerbase. The only publicity it gets these days is when sites write stories about how dangerously low its player count is on Steam.
Could going free-to-play help LawBreakers find an audience? It's certainly possible, although such a move isn't always successful. Just look at Evolve or Battleborn. Still, Boss Key Productions, er, boss Cliff Blezinski isn't ruling a free-to-play version out. He told GameSpot: "Would we consider experimenting with that in the future? I wouldn't remove it from the table."
However, the talkative lead does have concerns about potentially going free-to-play. He continues: "I don't want to get down into sleazy free to play, as much as I want to keep this game afloat and with our, like I said, our fledgling community, I don't want to get into Candy Crush type-tactics 'cause I just won't be able to sleep at night and I don't sleep well to begin with."
It's obviously a tricky situation to be in for the developer, but sooner or later, it may not have much of a choice. What are your thoughts on LawBreakers? Would you give it a shot if it was free? Consider it in the comments section below.