Cliff Bleszinski's arena shooter is LawBreakers


Releasing next year

Cliff Bleszinski (Unreal Tournament, Gears of War) and Arjan Brussee (Guerrilla Games co-founder) have been off building something called Project BlueStreak at their new studio Boss Key Productions. It’s a futuristic first-person arena shooter, and now it has a final name: LawBreakers.

Ahead of Friday’s gameplay reveal, the studio released a live-action trailer setting up the backstory. Mankind has recovered from a gravity-altering cataclysmic event and now two factions — a peacekeeping organization and a crime syndicate — are at war with each other.

If you side with the former, you can yell “I AM THE LAW!” Out loud, I mean. Not in the game.

I’m going to reserve judgment until I see LawBreakers in action, but I like the sound of gravity being out of whack in a competitive shooter setting. Reminder: this is a Nexon-published free-to-play game.