Game developer Mirror had to declare bankruptcy for allegedly cheating players
In an announcement from the developer of the famous game Mirror – KAGAMI WORKS – officially declared bankruptcy on March 9. Future projects of this developer have also been postponed indefinitely and the reason for this is given because the game product Mirror 2a game that was once highly anticipated by the gaming community.
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Game Mirror 2 was initially identified as an 18+ product and this made the community extremely excited, thinking that this would be a product that continued the success of the first game. However, the developer had a “turn the car” phase when labeling the game for 16+ gamers, along with removing a large amount of “sensitive” content that made the success of the first part. first.
Almost immediately this game was criticized by the gaming community because of the broken promise from the manufacturer itself KAGAMI WORKS. The discomfort of gamers is also widely shared across MXH sites and even on Steam, the game only receives 26% positive reviews from its players.
Mirror has its success thanks to the first game, with a price of only about 30,000 VND, so the game received a lot of positive reviews from the community. Even the game’s producer, Sakura Games, has been hailed as a “hero” and has made a game product with an affordable price but with extremely good quality.
The price of Mirror 2 It also only costs about 30,000 VND and is converted to graphics technology Unreal Engine for better image quality. Therefore, the initial reaction of gamers when the game was first released was not bad, but when they did not see any 18+ elements in the game, gamers told themselves that the product was not really complete, with new content will be updated in the future.
But the developer has confirmed that the game will not have any 18+ elements, along with a statement that the development goal of that team is to produce a game product similar to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
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The transfer of content to the game 16+ is something that the developer did not notify the gaming community in advance, leading to the dissatisfaction of the players and they thought they were tricked by this developer. Despite meeting mixed reviews, the refund was not smooth for gamers, because the developer asked its users to make a refund request at a 3rd party website, not Steam, causing many difficulties for international players.
In its bankruptcy announcement, the game team said Mirror 2 had sold 4.2 million copies, earning 18 million RMB. However, this number is only enough to make up for 37% of the amount that the developer has spent to create this game. To be able to break even, the game must sell at least 10-12 million copies, a relatively high number to be achieved.
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