LawBreakers publisher Nexon blames PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds for the poor reception of their multi-player shooter from Boss Key Productions.
Nexon's financials were recently published, and during a conversation with investors Nexon exec Shiro Uemera pointed to Battlegrounds as the reason for the $36.6 million shortfall which LawBreakers was meant to fill.
As Eurogamer notes, Uemura discusses how LawBreakers sold below their expectations, even with a lot of optimism surrounding the game before launch. With Battlegrounds releasing around the same time, Uemura took that as the reason behind their failure.
"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," Uemura told Eurogamer.