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Here is the first gameplay of the Gears of War creator’s new arena shooter, LawBreakers

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Cliff Bleszinski, the designer behind violent classics like Unreal Tournament and Gears of War, has been gradually disclosing more about the first project of his new, independent studio, Boss Key Productions. Recently revealed as LawBreakers, Bleszinski showed off the first gameplay footage in a new video shared at PAX Prime.

Official LawBreakers Gameplay Reveal Trailer

In a future where the government blew up the moon (thanks, guys), players are divided into teams representing the law, and its breakers, for intense, five-on-five arena matches. The trailer shows off several of the characters that players will have at their disposal: Kitsune, a nimble assassin; Breacher, who’s all about the guns; Maverick, a skirmisher; and Cronos, a big, bad, brutal heavy.

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Dynamic mobility is a common theme throughout the gameplay, as has become a frequent selling point for first-person shooters in the last few years since Titanfall. Players are shown zipping around with jetpacks, swinging around corners with grapnels, and even doing some classic rocket jumping, in the spirit of Unreal.

“The Shattering” apparently wreaked havoc on the Earth’s gravity quite a bit as well, as evidenced by the floating chunks of rock around the arena, which amplifies all of this free-flowing, vertical movement even further. There is also an exciting range of futuristic weaponry on display, including grenades, rockets, energy weapons, and conventional firearms of all shapes and sizes. Creative tools of destruction are to be expected, after all, from the man who introduced us to the chainsaw bayonet.

LawBreakers will launch as free-to-play on PC sometime in 2016, with the possibility of consoles to follow later. It is being developed by Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions and published by the Korean Nexon, best known for its free-to-play MMORPGs like MapleStory and Mabinogi.

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Cliff “CliffyB” Bleszinski’s DNA is spattered over gaming history like blood from a Gears of War headshot.
Fresh out of high school in the early ‘90s, he joined Epic Games where he laid the groundwork for competitive first-person shooters with the Unreal series, and then defined a generation of cover-based third-person shooters with his Gears of War franchise. Few designers have maintained such a high profile for so long in the gaming industry.
“My life has been pretty crazy,” he confessed to Digital Trends in an exclusive interview, “basically from my 20s into my 40s now.”

In 2012 he shocked the gaming industry by announcing his departure from Epic in order to “chart the next stage of his career.” Two years of silence later, he came back to announce a new indie studio, Boss Key, and a planned return to the genre that kicked off his career: the first-person arena shooter.

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Lawbreakers drops free-to-play pricing, adds new, “mature” art style
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Boss Key Productions chief Cliff Bleszinski announced a series of structural and aesthetic changes to the studio's debut title, Lawbreakers, during its panel at the Games Developers Conference on Thursday. During the presentation, titled "Surrounded by 800lb. Gorillas! Standing Up to the Competition," Bleszinski said that the first-person shooter -- originally designed to be free-to-play -- would now launch at a sub-$60 price point and would be available exclusively through Steam.

“As the game continued to take shape, we realized free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building,” Bleszinski said. “LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to me, my team, and our community. Using a digital premium model helps ensure an even playing field by giving fans access to every available role without any barriers.”

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Don’t worry, console gamers: LawBreakers may still come to the Xbox One, PS4
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Last week, Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski’s BossKey Productions finally unveiled the game it had been working on since last year. A fast-paced multiplayer shooter with an emphasis on mobility and verticality, LawBreakers certainly looks promising.

While the game’s trailer has gamers excited, those who prefer consoles are feeling let down, as so far the game has only been announced for the PC. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One owners shouldn’t give up hope yet though, as Cliff Bleszinski recently told GameSpot that there is still hope that the game could come to consoles.

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