Shooter Loadout is shutting down due to GDPR legislation and flat revenue

Loadout shutting down




Loadout, a fun third-person shooter known for its wacky characters and the billions of possible weapon combinations is shutting down on May 24, 2018.

The decision was made mostly due to the new General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, which requires European companies to comply with the new requirements regarding user privacy. According to developer Edge of Reality, this isn't a problem for big companies with plenty of resources, but small businesses such as theirs would have to make quite an effort to overhaul Loadout an comply with a large list of new requirements.

Not only that, but the game also depends on an old product from their main cloud provider which is also ending service, probably related to GDPR as well. The final nail in the coffin is Loadout's revenues staying flat, losing the studio “an alarming amount of money per month.” The Loadout playerbase is, in fact, small.

Loadout is not only shutting down in Europe, where most of its players come from, but also everywhere in the world. This was actually a cool game that never managed to take off and while some players were surely enjoying it, there wasn't much that could be done.

The GDPR legislation is claiming quite a lot of games, mostly mobile, but also ALL Gravity Interactive games in Europe, including Ragnarok Online, Ragnarok Online 2, Dragon Saga and everything else they had in the old continent. Makes you wonder about your privacy, right?




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