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E3 2016–Lawbreakers isn’t dystopian, but rather a positive look at Earth’s future

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Lawbreakers might be strictly multiplayer focused, with zero-gravity battle arenas fresh with bullet scars and blood stains of Law vs. Breakers battles. But just like so many other games of this ilk there’s a story to the path that got it all there. Lawbreakers isn’t afraid of lore – it embraces it, using it’s unique premise and futuristic setting to tell a story not of a world in turmoil and strife, but plainly the exact opposite.

Speaking to Dan Nanni at E3 this week, I learnt that Lawbreakers isn’t really about dystopian futures at all. The team at BossKey Studios felt restricted by the traditional browns and blacks of a future that held no promise for the human race, and instead saw opportunity in their progress. The discovery of gravity manipulation has allow society in Lawbreakers to do incredible things with architecture and designs, which in turn (as Dan explained) as allowed designers and artists at BossKey to really have some fun.

Outside of design, Dan also touched on the mantra him and his design team use when looking at new and interesting game modes they could implement in the near future. Dan explains that Lawbreakers is all about breaking the moulds, and their modes are designed from the ground up to emphasise that. Looking at the recently announced Turf War mode specifically, Dan explains the need to create a more competitive focused mode that was fast and tactical, which lead to the creation of a round-based, rotating domination (capture the point) match up.

Lawbreakers certainly left a great impression on me with my first few sessions with the Pc exclusive shooter (which I’ll be exploring further really soon), and it’s easy to see that it’s being spearheaded by a lot of talent from far reaches of the industry. There’s pedigree in BossKey, and the design principles of Lawbreakers is showing it clearly. It doesn’t have a release date yet, but this is one shooter to keep an eye on.

Last Updated: June 17, 2016

7 Comments

  1. That legless blade runner lady. Did the law breaker Oscar have a sex change in the future? This seems perfect for him/her. pew pew pew.

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    • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

      June 17, 2016 at 14:42

      Depends on how long he’s gonna stand trial….. I mean sit

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      • Pariah

        June 17, 2016 at 14:44

        Huh? He’s already been convicted of murder. His sentence hearing is over. It’s just now up to the judge to decide how long he sits.

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        • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

          June 17, 2016 at 14:49

          Thought he was in court for a second time?

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          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 14:52

            He was. Done and dusted. Sentence hearing concluded this week. He’s been found guilty of murder, which was why the retrial. It’s no longer manslaughter.

          • Hammersteyn_hates_Raid0

            June 17, 2016 at 14:54

            Good

          • Pariah

            June 17, 2016 at 14:55

            Yup. And the court has allowed the pictures of Reeva to be released to the public so that they know what he did to her. A bit macabre to be frank, but it’s what her parents want. So meh.

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