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Sunset for LawBreakers as shooter prepares to go offline after only a year

Game goes free-to-play until servers shut down in September

Just over a year after it released, Cliff Bleszinski's post-Epic Games passion project LawBreakers will be going offline.

Last month Blezinski announced that beleaguered developer Boss Key Productions was unable to salvage itself, and was "effectively no more"

While development on LawBreakers officially ceased in April to allow Boss Key to focus on other projects, the pivot was not enough to save the studio.

With all support scheduled to end on September 14, LawBreakers will continue to operate as a free-to-play game until then.

"In light of the unfortunate news regarding Boss Key Productions shutting down, we regret to announce that we will be sunsetting our support of LawBreakers... as we are not able to operate the game," said the LawBreakers team in an announcement on Steam.

"Our servers will remain open until then and the game will be made free-to-play on Steam for all players effective immediately. Please note that any and all new in-game purchases will also be disabled and we will not be able to accept any refund requests.

"We truly appreciate your understanding in this difficult time and we want to thank you all your support and being a part of the passionate LawBreakers community."

LawBreakers launched in August 2017 after four years in development and was met with broadly favourable reviews, however the competitive first-person shooter was unable to carve out a piece of the market large enough to sustain itself.

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