LawBreakers was one of the most hyped up games last year – mainly because of the Studio’s leading man behind the game, Cliff Bleszinski, praised it as the next big competitive first-person shooter. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a massive commercial disaster. Now the publisher behind the game has placed blame on Bluehole Studio’s massively successful shooter, PUBG for the games downfall.
“Our results in North America in the third quarter were below our outlook, mainly due to the sales from LawBreakers being below our expectations. LawBreakers is a unique FPS developed for core users.
Nexon’s spokesperson continued stating that the timing for LawBreakers launched worked against its favor.
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.”
According to Nexon, PUBG made life difficult for all the first person online shooter games, that being said these two games are very different from each other, LawBreakers is far more fast-paced with an emphasis on special abilities while PUBG pits players in an equal space to survive for as long as possible.
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