Today in quotes that are sure to turn heads, LawBreakers publisher Nexon has stated that PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is at least partially responsible for the failure of its team-based shooter. LawBreakers launched in August last year, but it quickly fell off the radar and has reportedly struggled to maintain a sizeable user base ever since. 

Battlegrounds released around the same time as LawBreakers, and Nexon reckons that the timing certainly didn't help its game get off to a good start. "We had very high expectations for [LawBreakers'] 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," said Nexon CFO Shiro Uemura.

Of course, LawBreakers also arrived on PlayStation 4 -- a platform without Battlegrounds -- and it still couldn't hold its own. It starting to seem as though it just wasn't meant to be.

With the publisher openly discussing LawBreakers' inability to stick, we're left wondering what the future holds. Do you think LawBreakers could have a chance going free-to-play, or do you think it's all but doomed? Defy gravity in the comments section below.

[via pcgamesn.com]