LawBreakers Has Come to an End
Defunct studio Boss Key Productions’ LawBreakers is officially done after the initial announcement of its shut down in June. Despite not being able to grab enough players, the game’s community organized a play night via Reddit to give the game a send-off. The farewell event ended up attracting a fair amount of players on the night before the servers were laid to rest.
Developer Josh Rife thanked fans via Twitter.
#lawbreakers servers are officially closed for good. Hardest development, and best game I ever shipped. If you played it, thank you.
— J 0 S | – | (@_joshrife) September 14, 2018
As of now, Rife is working on The Division 2 as Senior Environment Artist.
Boss Key Productions began in 2014 by Arjan Brussee and Cliff Bleszinski after they left Epic Games. The studio released two games: LawBreakers and Radical Heights, both of which failed to gain traction.
In December of 2017, Brussee left Boss Key and headed back to Epic Games, and Bleszinski announced the studio shut down in May 2018, which came as a surprise to the employees.
“LawBreakers was a great game that unfortunately failed to gain traction, and, in a last-ditch attempt we scrambled to do our take on the huge battle royale genre with Radical Heights which was well received, however, it was too little too late,” Bleszinski said in a statement announcing the studio closure.