Lawbreakers Launched With Lower Player-Count Than Battleborn, States Report
Lawbreakers
(Last Updated On: August 10, 2017)

It looks like Cliffy B., doesn’t have the Midas touch. The newly launched Lawbreakers, which arrived on digital store shelves for PC and PS4 August 7th, has managed to rapidly lose its concurrent playerbase and now sits outside of Steam’s top 100 most played games only three days after release.

The news comes courtesy of Githyp, which recorded the massive drop-off after monitoring the game’s performance throughout the beta.

They have some really awful news, stating that the game is moving along a sales trajectory that could be even worse than Battleborn, writing…

“Now, LawBreakers has officially launched on Steam, and despite very positive reviews, the player counts are lower than ever. 60% lower than the beta to be exact with the game’s launch night topping out at 3k concurrent players.

 

“We had originally compared the low player counts to one of last year’s biggest class-based shooter flops, Battleborn. Sadly, that comparison might now be a bit generous considering that Battleborn launched with a peak of 12k players which ranked it as high as #19 on Steam’s most played list.”

This news comes out just as Blizzard Entertainment announced that their Social Justice-friendly shooter, Overwatch, now has a free-for-all deathmatch mode that’s available for those in the public test realm. Some see it as an affront against Cliff Bleszinski and Boss Key Productions as a way to take what little thunder the futuristic shooter may have had.

However, Blizzard didn’t have to do much to pilfer interest from Lawbreakers because the game only managed to sell 33,000 copies on Steam over the course of the past week, according to Steam Spy.

According to Valve’s Steam stats, the game is no where near the top 100 most played games on Steam. The latest data for August 10th shows that the list bottoms out with Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7, and the multiplayer-only Lawbreakers is even further down outside the range of the top listed games.

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The fact that the game can no longer even crack the top 100 just a week after launching is a really bad sign for the game.

It instantly makes you wonder if Nexon would consider turning the game free-to-play to compensate for the game’s poor player-count?

Lawbreakers is $29.99 at the moment on PC and PS4. I guess adding a diverse cast of characters didn’t really help reach a more diverse demographic, eh?


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  • Mr.Towel

    Karma is real and beautiful.

    I know Cliff B will just double down on his Cliff B antics though. Some people never learn.

  • Let’s face it: we can say as much as we like that Cliffy B being a social justice cuck hurt the game’s sales – and to some extent, it probably did – but the real reason the game failed despite good reviews and a good price point? Blizzard. Anything Blizzard touches, you can bet your arse they will become an instant success. That’s the nature of the company – they’re like an atomic bomb for game genres, leaving little to no competition left to stand in its wake.

  • Let’s face it: we can say as much as we like that Cliffy B being a social justice cuck hurt the game’s sales – and to some extent, it probably did – but the real reason the game failed despite good reviews and a good price point? Blizzard. Anything Blizzard touches, you can bet your arse they will become an instant success. That’s the nature of the company – they’re like an atomic bomb for game genres, leaving little to no competition left to stand in its wake.

    • Mr.Towel

      It’s World of Warcraft all over again. One tittle hogging a whole genre.

      • Exactly right. Blizzard has figured out the trick to becoming a monopoly in the gaming world. FPSs were a natural and easy target.

  • SevTheBear

    It’s really no surprise. While the game ain’t bad, it just ain’t anything new. Most people play OverWatch and other F2P clones there is already out there. LawBreaker is just too late for the party + It’s still summer. It might get a comeback later down the line, but who knows.

  • Wisdomcube2000

    I like the name it got called over on 8chan. Lawbreakers needed a fitting name like Battleborn had (Stillborn).

    Luckily it soon got one too, Lawbreakers? More like Notakers :^)

  • Hawk Hopper

    I originally thought your game would be a future dead game. No, you guys kept it real and made it dead on arrival.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    They aren’t going to be Overwatch so I don’t know why they are trying.

  • Fear Me I Am Free

    They aren’t going to be Overwatch so I don’t know why they are trying.

  • Element

    I wonder when Cliffy B will redirect to a Lawbreakers Rule 34 subreddit.