Should we and could we upcycle LawBreakers?
What is Lawbreakers?
Lawbreakers was a first person shooter video created in 2014 and developed for the e-sport scene that did not meet it’s economical and reach goal which eventually made it defunct and it’s servers shut down in September 2018.
See gameplay by IGN on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5w3006HyyN4
Economical status of boss key productions
Allegedly the game had major investments and interest in e-sport scene which was the main reason for it to be paid at the release and after the game failed it was released as free-to-play.
This might influence the NEXON’s ability to be able to release the source code.
Interest by the community
There seems to be still ongoing support for the game even after two years of it’s shutdown. So i think that the community would be also interested in upcycling.
3rd party libraries
There might be a 3rd party libraries used to which the NEXON or The game developer doesn’t have permission to share. These would have to be abstracted and reimplemented for the game to work.[?]