Cliff Bleszinski asserts that Lawbreakers is ‘fine’ on PS4 while planning to be ‘less of a dick’

So what’s the key element in revitalizing the flagging player numbers for Lawbreakers? Cliff Bleszinski puts forth that part of the onus is on him to be, in his own words, “less of a dick” when interacting with people online. The game’s team is also revisiting the game’s overall marketing image and hopefully communicating more effectively what the game is about in play, which should hopefully entice more players to the game; Bleszinski repeatedly compared the process with the game to a marathon rather than a sprint.

We need the bodies. We need to keep fluffing up the CCU. We need to do what we can to let people know this is a really sweaty palm type of experience that can hopefully lend itself to e-sports. But you know, I have to keep this game alive, first and foremost.

He also states that the player numbers have been humbling, but that the game’s PlayStation 4 user base is doing fine. (The interviewer notes that matchmaking attempts on the console were unsuccessful over multiple attempts, but the tests in question were in Australia, which could be the culprit.) Check out the full interview if you’re interested in seeing whether the game can turn both is image and its player numbers around.

Source: Gamespot
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Paarthurnax Dragonhearth

Just another piece of ….. in a sea full of s***…….. It will die off like Battleborn …. and like Gigantic …. Making a fun game is hard apparently ….. People in charge of Gaming Companies and ‘Game Designers’ need to change …. They suck ……..

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CasualSlacks

If I was going to concern myself with the personalities and characters of the creators of the things I enjoy, I would have stopped watching movies and TV and listening to music when I was a teen and started developing opinions. So long as it is not known that they use my money to hurt people, I will continue give it to them in exchange for entertainment goods and services. Then I’ll ignore or mock them with they use their platforms to ridicule my worldview or principles.

LawBreakers is a fun game = Yay.
Cliff Bleszinski says annoying things = No f___s given.

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Jack Pipsam

Heh, and quite the dick he was.

I bet he is feeling real good about being PS4-only with consoles at this point lol, seems Xbox dodged a bullet.

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Armsbend

Even when I don’t care about the game – I’ll always love the pc master race for cringe montages.

>>>>man he sure did spend a LOT promoting this game.

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Jack Pipsam

I love the kid winning the graphics card.

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mysecretid

As much as the “Cliffy B” public persona makes me roll my eyes sometimes, the real reason I didn’t even consider Lawbreakers as a purchase is that, frankly, I don’t need another “arena shooter” in my gaming life.

Been there, seen that, tired of it now.

I played a lot of shooter games back in my Jurrassic-era youth, and those types of games have to bring something else besides the pew-pew to hold my interest now.

And I know everybody else loved it, but it was the first Gears of War game which put me off shooter games for quite a while., so I’m cautious of anything offered from Cliff Bleszinski now.

Yes, the cover mechanics in GOW were innovative for their time, but the “story” (cough) seemed to me like it was written by a 13-year-old kid who’d smoked too much bad weed before reading a bunch of Rob Liefeld comics. (Apologies to all the non-goofball 13-year-olds reading this).

I know shooter games aren’t supposed to be Shakespeare, but even by shooter game standards, the writing in GoW gave me a brain-rash.

So, yeah, if I were going to head back in to arena-type shooters, or related games, I might try Overwatch, but I don’t need Lawbreakers, because I’ve basically seen that before, a few times now.

My opinions only, of course. Yours may vary.

Cheers,

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Jack Pipsam

As someone who was a young teen during the GoW 2/3 era, it was a huge thing at my school along with Call of Duty, it really did pitch to the same crowd and helped make Xbox 360 the console to own. The game played by those who normally didn’t play games, that’s why it was so big.

GoW4 missed the boat, the ship has sailed.
The writing is awful in the old games, but I love that. It’s chessy dude-bro nonsense and sometimes that’s all I need in my life at a moment.

In a funny way for as much as GoW does take itself seriously, that’s hard to take seriously and for me it works when I just need to get away from stuff.

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Armsbend

GoW1 got me and my pals who met on FFXI to all link up, get an xbox and speak over mic for the first time. I have some good memories of the first gears. Some bad ones too – but mostly good. Was good game.

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CthulhuDawg

I’ll play it when it goes F2P or shows up in a humble bundle but I was never going to give Cliffy B money for this.

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A Dad Supreme

Good move.

Being more of a penis is never a good thing when dealing with customers unless you’re a porn star.

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Alex Hyer

Shouldn’t have made a tired-ass Arena Shooter / Lockbox Delivery System of a video game.

Make something INSPIRED, not a tepid turd.

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James Crow

playing arena shooters for years, include:
quake old and new
the new doom
UT series
overwatch\battleborn

and while my favorite of all time was UT i have to say i enjoying to play LawBreaker alot more than OverWatch.

why?
the game is more of the old school days but with a little twist to the known old modes.
also the gravitation is really a nice bonus from time the time.

the game have class but really feel more like “Chose your Weapon” than class in a team and thats what i like in the genre.

yes i have to say i would preffer to start with one weapon and pickup others on the arena but they choose to do that that way and im ok with that.

and we all can say what we want about cliff but lets not forget his great work on other games like Unreal & Gears of War – this man know how to make Shooters if we like it or not.

thanks MOP, its nice to see other online games and not just MMO all the time.

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hurbster

Well there is a whole untapped XB1 market out there, seeing as the PC version is done…

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Darthbawl

Sounds like CliffyB needs to step up his magic on all the young PC grasshoppers out there who [hopefully] don’t know about how much of a, well, prick he was to the PC gamers years ago. No amount of apologizing can totally cleanse that stain.