A recent financial report has put the points on the economic problems of Starbreeze, the company behind the PayDay franchise. The premiere of Overkill’s The Walking Dead has been a resounding failure that has led to a severe crisis that threatens to close the company if they do not find a source with funds over the next twelve months. The worst scenario, in the case of not accessing new revenue, would be the closure of the company.
Its manager, Mikael Nermark, has gone further, ensuring that the goal of the firm go through ” secure financing for the company’s future operations ” and you have alerted that looming “a liquidity shortage” ” mid-year if they do not come up with funds. The company, as explained by GamesIndustry, has been in a difficult process of “reconstruction” for several months, which has resulted in the cancellation of different projects and the sale of some licenses owned by the firm.
As a sample of the latest financial results, what you know about the first quarter: Starbreeze only got 5 million dollars in profits, which is 56% less than what was collected last year. Of that number, only 220,000 dollars were from the recent Overkill’s The Walking Dead. It seems that the bet of the firm is to accelerate the development of Payday 3, but given the urgency of the firm to access new funds, it is likely that it will not finish the project on time.