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Nexon Cutting LawBreakers Losses; Blames PUBG

The Nexon Q3 2017 Investor Presentation came out close to two months ago, but the news that drew attention at the time was their acquisition of a new mobile studio. DSOGaming notes that at the time the publisher also revealed that LawBreakers represented a majority of their "impairment loss" for the period. Word is: "In Q3, impairment loss related to LawBreakers accounts for the majority of the total other expense. We will not accrue any more impairment loss pertaining to LawBreakers." The Investopedia explains the term: "Impairment loss is the decrease in an asset’s net carrying value that exceeds the future undisclosed cash flow it should generate. Net carrying value is an asset’s acquisition cost minus depreciation. Impairment occurs when a company sells or abandons an asset that is no longer beneficial. Impaired assets must be recognized as a loss on the company’s income statement." Nexon also stated in an investor's conference call that they blame the failures of Boss Key's shooter on the success of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS, the battle royale shooter that had already sold more than four million copies a couple of months before LawBreakers' release:

"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. 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."

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24. Re: Nexon Cutting LawBreaker Losses; Blames PUBG Jan 3, 2018, 14:11 RedEye9
 
Beamer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 14:00:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 13:54:
jdreyer wrote on Jan 3, 2018, 13:44:
Never mind.
So what was this hOrRiBull thing that the Turribul Cliffy B did that offended sensitive gamers?
And did he apologize for said slight.

CliffyB: "No GoW2 on PC ever, because of pirates and Dell-esque shitboxes."

In other words, he was saying the market was too small to warrant the work. The game would have been demanding, which so many PCs wouldn't be able to run (he said this a full decade ago, when black Dell boxes sold for $500 that came with incredibly underpowered GPUs were all the rage), and the higher end was minimized even more due to piracy.

His usual blunt tone made it sound antagonistic, but his point was a business decision. Vocal minority PC gamers, being the constantly offended gatekeepers that they are, got all riled up that he called ALL gamers pirates (he didn't), and implied that PCs couldn't run something an Xbox 360 could even though it was less powerful (not only is that not true relative to the Dell-esque shitboxes, but I'm constantly amazed at how many PC gamers claim to know so much about computers and programming but struggle to understand why consoles do so much with less, and why porting to PCs can be very expensive.)
So all offended man-babies immediately accepted the fact that he has since apologized and have moved on. CliffyB Admits He Was Wrong About Criticizing PC Gamers, Admits PC To Be The Superior Platform. end of story, amirite
 
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