Overkill’s The Walking Dead Publisher Starbreeze Raided By Swedish Authorities


Video recreation studio Starbreeze seems to be on the verge of closure following the failures of Overkill’s The Walking Dead and a latest raid on the corporate’s places of work by Swedish authorities. 

This unimaginable flip of occasions begins with the launch of Overkill’s The Walking Dead. A lethal mixture of a prolonged improvement cycle, the excessive value/expectations of The Walking Dead property, the poor high quality of the sport itself, and a few reportedly actually terrible gross sales figures have put Starbreeze in an ungainly monetary place. While it is unlikely that The Walking Dead’s gross sales shortcomings are solely accountable for the corporate’s present monetary troubles, we do know that the studio filed for “reconstruction” following the sport’s launch. 

The lengthy and in need of it’s that The Walking Dead‘s poor gross sales have compelled Starbreeze to regulate their earnings projections for a number of upcoming quarters. They’ve additionally despatched out inside directions to chop firm prices wherever doable. While Starbreeze doesn’t plan to begin shedding staff or slicing salaries, they’ve swapped CEOs and made different strikes they really feel are essential to get them by way of this tough time. 

Remarkably, the state of affairs surrounding the studio obtained even worse just lately when the Swedish Economic Crime Authority raided the corporate over accusations of insider buying and selling. 

The particulars of this raid are nonetheless coming in, however it seems like officers confiscated a number of computer systems from the studio and arrested a minimum of one individual to date. At this time, it’s not clear whether or not or not these raids are associated to the actions of a person, a bunch of people, or whether or not the raid is one way or the other associated to the actions of the corporate usually. 

In any case, it actually seems like Starbreeze is in dangerous form in the mean time and would require fairly a couple of issues to go proper for them in the event that they wish to keep afloat within the coming years. 

Matthew Byrd is a employees author for Den of Geek. He spends most of his days making an attempt to pitch deep-dive analytical items about Killer Klowns From Outer Space to an more and more perturbed collection of editors. You can learn extra of his work right here or discover him on Twitter at @SilverTuna014

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