LawBreakers screenshot of multiplayer gameplay

While the servers are still running, LawBreakers is as good as dead in terms of player population. During the last 30 days it hasn't even managed to reach an average of 5 players, while the peak for the whole month is a rather sad 27. In most cases this sort of failure would bring the studio down with it, but thankfully it would appear that Boss Key Productions are willing to weather the storm and move on to a different project.

"The team here has worked hard on this game over the past three and a half years and our studio is determined to give this game the second life it deserves. However, between now and then, we cannot sit idle. We will continue to support the game in its current state, but we also need to focus on other projects with fresh creative leaders", reads the brief announcement. "We have been working on something new and we can’t wait to share more about it! It’s a passion project that we’re in complete control of."

What exactly this project is going to be, nobody really knows, but given that Cliff Bleszinski is around I think it's a reasonable guess that it's going to be some sort of a shooter. Whatever the case may be, I can only hope it'll have more personality than LawBreakers since its relative blandness was the main reason I've only played the beta once before disregarding it completely.

As for LawBreakers itself, the future remains uncertain. The pivot to a free-to-play model seems like the most obvious change, but according to the developers it's a change that is going to take a lot of planning and resources to do well, which would be the reason why they have not discussed it in-depth so far. 

Once Boss Key releases some concrete information I'll make sure to cover it, but until then you can keep an eye on the whole situation by heading over to the official website.