LawBreakers Publisher Hit With Layoffs – Game’s Performance Not To Blame
When Cliff Bleszinski’s Boss Key Productions launched a beta of their freshman title, gamers were beginning to get excited about the gravity-defying shooter. However, when the game was officially released, it fell a bit flat. The title was provided under the Nexon America umbrella, and now that the LawBreakers publisher has been hit with layoffs, it’s hard not to think that Boss Key’s efforts may have something to do with it.
In a recent report, it was revealed that Nexon had suffered an undisclosed number of layoffs. Originally, it was reported that one-fifth of the company was let go, but the LawBreakers publisher has since clarified that the number is “not even close” to that. In what is being labeled as a “restructure,” the main goal is to “sharpen Nexon America’s focus and improve our overall live operations capability for long-term success.”
Again, it’s easy to blame LawBreakers‘ lackluster performance for the layoffs, but Nexon has assured everyone that this is not the case. It’s an effort to “streamline operations and reset the organisation to pursue a deeper focus on our most promising titles.” They then go on to say:
We are a financially stable and growing company continuing to report record earnings. Changes we made are not tied to financial reasons, but to turn Nexon around in an effort to establish ourselves as a strong player in the Western market, replicating the success Nexon has had in Asia.”
LawBreakers is currently available on PC and PlayStation 4. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news happening right now, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Were you disappointed by the response to LawBreakers when it was released? Do you believe Nexon is hiding anything, or is the game’s performance really not to blame for the layoffs? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.