Boss Key Productions is considering shifting Lawbreakers to a free-to-play model in the face of struggling player counts.
Since its launch, Lawbreakers has seen a player peak of only 7482. That number has continued to dwindle, dropping to as low as 10 players during peak hours this past weekend.
In an interview with Gamespot, lead designer Cliff Bleszinski said although he considers free-to-play “sleazy”, it is something the development team are considering.
“And I was of the belief that $29.99 ... It's pretty much an impulse buy,” Bleszinski said. “And did it help? Did it hurt? Should it have gone free? Maybe. Would we consider experimenting with that in the future? I wouldn't remove it from the table.”
Bleszinski said the discussion of shifting to a free-to-play model has been part of the team’s desire to expand into new territories, including Asia.
“It's one of those things that you almost have to do that in Asia, so we'll be considering doing that, maybe one of those things if we do it there, would it make sense to roll it back out to the states? Possibly,” Bleszinski said.