The upcoming arena shooter LawBreakers won't be free-to-play, as Cliff Bleszinski and his team at Boss Key Productions announced their plan to launch it as premium title exclusively on Steam. “As the game continued to take shape, we realized free-to-play wasn’t the right fit for what we’re building,” said Bleszinski.
Boss Key said also it won't be expensive as $60 USD, but hadn't mentioned a more detailed price range. It seems that they sacrificed the free-to-play model for the sake of balancing and equality for all players: "LawBreakers is a competitive game at heart and that means balance is a big priority to [Boss Key and] the community".
The change of the business model comes with a shift in design to "embrace a more mature look and feel" and obviously, to stand out against Overwatch.
The announcement had been made at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and Boss Key invited all fans to participate in contributing to even more game modifications via a Steam Wishlist.
LawBreakers - Gameplay Trailer