Lawbreakers is out now for PS4 and PC
Defy gravity in this hectic multiplayer FPS from Gears of War designer Cliff Bleszinski.
With games like Unreal Tournament, Infinity Blade and Gears of War to his name, Cliff Bleszinski is one of the most recognisable game designers in the business. Though he briefly went into retirement back in 2012, the allure of making games proved too strong, and in 2014 he made his return with his own studio Boss Key Productions. Today, after numerous alpha and beta tests and no shortage of fan feedback, the studio is finally releasing its first game: Lawbreakers.
A competitive, hero-based FPS in the vein of Overwatch, Lawbreakers distinguishes itself through a focus on verticality and movement. Each map in the game features gravity anomalies, allowing you to float about like you're in space. Different heroes can manipulate these low-gravity fields in unique ways, using jetpacks and grappling hooks to get a leg up on the competition. Players can even aim their guns over their shoulders and use the recoil as a makeshift booster, jetting through the air while pummelling bullets into anyone who dares chase them.
Lawbreakers also boasts a variety of game modes, from the territory-capturing Turf War mode to the sports warfare of Blitzball. Interestingly, each mode is team-based only, there's no solo Deathmatch or free-for-all here.
While Lawbreakers was originally slated to be a free-to-play game with multiple buy-in tiers similar to Paladins and Warframe, it is now available for a one-off purchase price of AUD$44.95/USD$29.99 on PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam. On the plus side, buying Lawbreakers will get you access to all non-cosmetic content updates completely free as they roll out in the future.