Apparently, some investors hoped for a better reception.
The Callisto Protocol was released on December 2 and has failed to amaze many players since then, according to the mixed reviews it got. After the first feedback was live, publisher Krafton's stock dropped 8.41%.
The game was highly anticipated as it's a project from the Dead Space creator Glen Schofield. However, many players faced some issues, including FPS drops, and complained about the game's cliched story, short length, frustrating combat, and lack of features. As a result, TCP got mixed reviews on Steam and average numbers on Metascore: 80 for the PC version (with a user score of 4.0), 74 for PS5, and 72 for Xbox Series X.
Serkan Toto, the CEO of games industry consultancy Kantan Games, assumed the reception was worse than some investors expected: "TCP's metacritic score is in the mid 70s, apparently too low for Krafton investors who were hoping the IP could become a new pillar for the PUBG company."
The stock will probably go up soon, especially since the developers have released a patch fixing some of the performance issues and will launch a Hardcore Mode and New Game+ in the following months.
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