In case you missed it, Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski’s new game LawBreakers launched last week on PS4 and PC. And while the first few days weren’t the smoothest for the new FPS IP, Blezinski and his team at Boss Key Productions have recovered from the momentary stumble out of the gate and are already looking towards new content.
Speaking to Eurogamer, Bleszinski teased upcoming LawBreakers content, while also stating that he and co. see the game “as a marathon and not a sprint.” And the first steps of that marathon will include a tenth playable character being added to the 9-person roster. Said character wasn’t divulged; however, Bleszinski did reveal the character is being tested right now and is already “fully playable.”
Beyond a new character, two new maps are also set to debut in the immediate future. According to Bleszinski, the two maps (also not divulged with specifics) are 99 percent ready to go. There are also new game-types coming, as well as new character skins, which will hit in “a couple of months.”
As you may know, this type of long-term post-launch support is becoming increasingly popular among games. “Games as a service,” “10 year plans,” the post-launch map for video games has been rapidly changing. From zero post-launch support, to maybe a year’s worth of DLC or expansions, to now multiple years of a variety of content support. Bleszinski acknowledges this trend — which is more prevalent in online games, which LawBreakers is — saying: “That’s the world we live in–it’s no longer fire and forget.”
LawBreakers is available for PS4 and PC digitally at the price-point of $29.99 USD. Additionally, while an Xbox One version has not been announced, Bleszinski has said in the past to not rule out such a version.