The Callisto Protocol was released last year in December. The game’s sale target was at least five million copies, but the game didn’t live up to its expectations. It will be hard even to reach the milestone of two million sales in the current year.
According to the report by K-Odyssey, the original budget for the game is $160M, and with the sales shortage, its future performance and updates will be damaged. As a result, Daishin Securities, Samsung Securities, KIWOOM Securities, Shinhan Securities, Korea Investments and Securities, and lastly, Hyundai Motors Securities have lowered their stock values of Krafton from this month onwards and declared the game as a failure.
Although Krafton spent a hefty amount creating this game with great graphics and a unique combat style, it still lacks many things, as if it was forcefully launched. When the game was launched, it suffered from performance issues noticed by the players, which took weeks to get fixed. There could be multiple reasons for the downfall of this game, and the main reason could be the length of its storyline, which is just 10 hours, considerably short compared to other games these days.
The reviews of this game on Steam are “Mixed” 61 percent of it is positive, an improvement from when the game was launched. Game Devs are taking new steps to improve the game; a new DLC has been released along with update 1.08.
Callisto Protocol might be the most expensive game for Krafton and the most disappointing one too, but now as the new updates roll in, it may be the comeback for the game.