The Finals Delivers “Lower Than Expected Revenue” For Nexon

Not a good look for the shareholders I'm afraid.

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  • The Finals is an arena-based competitive first-person shooter with unique gameplay elements. 
  • Embark Studios owner Nexon has published a report, going over The Finals’ generated revenue.
  • The game hasn’t been performing as well as Nexon has expected, leading to a decline in profits. 

Well, here’s something that The Finals really does not deserve. According to the earnings report published by the owner of Embark Studios — the developer — Nexon, The Finals’ performance has been underwhelming over the course of its release since December 2023. Season 2 of the first-person shooter brought a ton of new content in an attempt to entice both new and existing players, but the results have been “short-lived” so far.

The launch of Season 2 in March created a short-lived increase in player
metrics but delivered lower-than-expected retention and revenue. The Embark team is working with our Korea-based Live Operations team to understand and address the key issues,” states the report.

This is quite the news to take into, fairly speaking, especially considering the way The Finals started out when it launched across the board. As this information found itself circulating on Reddit, people chimed in to voice their opinion as well, particularly over at the r/thefinals subreddit. One Dtoodlez says, “Lots riding on season 3. I really hope this game succeeds it’s so unique and fun. I’m shocked people haven’t given it more of a chance.”

The Finals Rose To Unprecedented Heights Right On Launch

The Finals
The Finals Is No Slowpoke | Source: Steam

Early success for The Finals had been in the cards for as far back as the game’s open beta, which turned up to be nothing but a resounding success. Right after launching on December 7, 2023, The Finals was greeted with 200,000 concurrent players. But wait, that’s nearly not enough. The shooter was able to amass more than 10 million players later in December, signaling huge fan interest.

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In my opinion, one of the key reasons Embark is holding back The Finals is the lack of enough map variety, among other concerns, such as game-breaking bugs, and overall difficulty due to the matchmaking system not being entirely kind to newcomers. Anyhow, I hope the devs are able to iron out some of these pangs down the road and make The Finals more welcoming to all. 

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