LawBreakers may not be six feet deep, but the loss of high-level staff and a new take
VG247 covered the earnings report and the text was pretty straightforward. “Our results in North America in the third quarter were below our outlook, mainly due to the sales from Lawbreakers being below our expectations,” the report stated.
“We had very high expectations for its launch; however, the timing of its launch turned out to be unfortunate, specifically the blockbuster PC online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds came out right about the same time, making the market environment very tough for first-person shooters in general and for LawBreakers,” Nexon also said in the report.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, which earned our Person of the Year and Story (Non-narrative) of the Year, has reached pop culture phenomena levels and is surely an easy target for underperforming shooters. These reports are for investors, so maybe pointing at such a high profile game will soothe the burn of earnings in the third quarter, but even Cliff Bleszinski himself has spoken about the game's marketing opportunities. In addition,