Cliffy B on LawBreakers: ‘As far as I’m concerned, [the press] can fuck off’

Here at Massively Overpowered, we generally try to avoid cursing, but there really are no two ways to put the Cliff Bleszinski quote from his latest interview on LawBreakers’ post-launch struggles. Let’s provide the whole thing, for context:

[The gaming press is] just looking for clicks, man. They’re just looking for ad revenue. We’re going to keep doing what we’re doing, and they’re welcome to print whatever they want – but as far as I’m concerned, they can fuck off. We’re going to keep making our game for our fans.

Bleszinski stresses that the game’s struggle is simply to get its concurrent user counts high enough to make matchmaking reliably and enjoyable, with repeated statements that the studio is focused on building the community over time and engaging with them. He also claims that any perception problems are a result of people being overly negative, citing the game’s high number of positive reviews on Steam.

Everyone who’s played it loves it. You look at the Steam reviews and we’re damn near 90% positive. The thing is we don’t have enough players yet. We have a small fledgling community that we’re continuing to staunchly communicate with on a regular basis.

While the LawBreakers Steam page does feature an 82% positive rating over the game’s lifespan, the recent reviews section is far more mixed, with only 59% positive and multiple owners lamenting that the game is dead and that patch 1.4 disrupted game balance significantly. Even several of the positive-flagged reviews are indicating that the game is dead and should be free-to-play.

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kgptzac

This development curve kinda reflects the GiTS shooter which should be dead dead by now, oppose to virtually dead for the past few months around its last update. Of course, even Nexon would have someone jump out and tell press to fuck off, lol.

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mysecretid

Kobayashi Maru. How you handle failure can reveal your true character.

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Jack Pipsam

Flew too close to the sun.

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Grave Knight

Yeah, not like the press are the only ones that have actually done anything to advertise the game. I’m sure if the press didn’t say anything there would be so many people, who wouldn’t have heard about it if it weren’t for the press, playing this game.

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hurbster

As long as those fans don’t want to play on a Xbox 1, eh ?

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Jack Pipsam

Xbox players dodged a bullet.

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Jeremey Fansler

Someone is a salty sailor.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Life_Isnt_Just_Dank_Memes

I need to put my hat on backwards and listen to limp bizkit more so i can put myself in the cliffy b mindset to be more sympathetic to what he’s saying. it’s just not fair that no one likes his game.

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A Dad Supreme

At least he’s taking the bad news about his game well.

Based on the language in his video game they programmed in (“FUCK OFF, SCUMBAG!” “DIE MUTHAFUCKER!”) I assume this is pretty much Cliff just saying he doesn’t agree in a way as nice as he can possibly muster.

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Melissa McDonald

potty mouths