The problem of cross-platform gaming has always been highly debated. While some disagree with console exclusivity and want to bring all players together, regardless of the platform they are using, others think some users might be in advantage during a cross-platform match. In light of this fiery debate, Boss Key decided to settle any dispute, and revealed that LawBreakers will not come with cross-platform play.
- LawBreakers will not feature cross-platform play.
- Such a feature is unfair in case of shooters.
- Developers made this choice so that the gameplay should be balanced.
Users have kept wondering if the shooter will feature cross-platform options, and spiced a lot of debates on the subject. Now, the issue has been settled. Cliff Bleszinski, the lead developer of LawBreakers, answered a tweet and revealed that the game would not come with such features. In fact, he called cross-platform play dumb.
People have been suspecting a possible crossover between PS4 and PC. In a shooter, competing with a controller against another player which benefits from a mouse and a keyboard is a bit unfair, as the advantage goes clearly towards the latter. Therefore, developers must have found it unpractical to bring such a feature to LawBreakers.
In fact, Bleszinski talked about this issue before, and called it an unfair match. Therefore, this is not about making a game exclusively for a certain platform, but about setting up gameplays without balance, where only one of the players has a real chance to win.
However, this does not apply to all Boss Key games. The studio has previously released Gears of War 4, whose players showed similar performance results, regardless of the platform they were using. This led to the development of Social Quickplay, a mode which features intense cross-platform play.
LawBreakers is set for launch this year, for both PC and PS4. Although it will not feature a crossover between platforms, it will still allow a variety of users to enjoy the gaming experience, but without competing with each other.
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