However, as big-name publishers such as Electronic Arts revealed that they would not be supplying the chain with high-profile games at launch, it became apparent that the original lender deals had fallen through.
The group now has until this weekend to find new lenders, says UK newspaper The Sunday Times and as reported by Press Association, to pay around £33 million ($52.3 million) towards rent payments and staff wages. The company reportedly owes creditors around £180 million ($285.0 million) in total.
It also reportedly owes more than £10 million ($15.8 million) in VAT, and £40 million ($63.3 million) to suppliers. The company has stated that it is seeking sources of funding, but as-of-yet has not found a willing party.