So Crowfall developer Artcraft suffered a batch of layoffs. This is not in and of itself all that unusual; lots of companies have layoffs after a launch. But the thing is that this is hardly the first sign of trouble for Crowfall as a whole, especially when the game specifically ensured player numbers could not be automatically tracked when players were already spooked by what looked like low counts. None of these things is unheard of in the MMO industry, but taken all together, it’s not a great look for the game.
Maybe you’re not worried about any of this and see this all as part and parcel of a new game launching, especially a Kickstarted one with limited appeal from the word go. Or maybe you’re extremely worried about all of this and have a feeling that this is already the beginning of the end when the game hasn’t yet made it two months. Do you think Crowfall has a future? More specifically, do you think it has a positive one, or do you think it’s dead on arrival?