Behind the mobile games company Go to pokemon Niantic struggles to find her next big hit. And now a new report says the studio has canceled several projects and laid off employees in order to “simplify” operations.
A San Francisco-based publisher has cut 85-90 jobs and eliminated four games in development, including transformers With the name that was announced last year heavy metal, Based on Bloomberg The report was released todayand the Bloomberg He also reported that CEO John Hankee was emailed to employees saying the company was “facing a period of economic turmoil” and that after previous cost-cutting efforts, Niantic should continue to “streamline its operations to better position the company.” “A company to stay ahead of the curve.” facing potential economic storms.
Other games allegedly removed include villageThis is a planned collaboration between Niantic and the theater drunk punchand the the sky is blue and the snowballBut it is not clear whether these are schematic addresses or internal symbolic names.
Niantic was a hit in 2016 move it Pokemon Go, but still this success could not be repeated. In 2019, the studio was launched Harry Potter: Let the Wizards UniteBut she did not find a large audience and It was finally closed earlier this year. Based on other games picmin and the click Nor could they set the world on fire.
In a notification sent to KotakuNiantic spokesperson confirms layoffs and says he wants to continue support Pokemon Go Games and other projects.
“We have recently decided to halt production on some projects and reduce the workforce by about eight percent to focus on our top priorities,” Niantic said. “We are grateful for the contributions and support of those who left Niantic in this difficult transition.
The company also said Kotaku The move will allow the company to focus more on “new experiences” and “continue investing in the future of augmented reality.”
While it is true that Niantic continues to invest in new games –The company finally announced a new project with the NBAThose laid off from need are unlikely to find solace in this fact. I can’t imagine watching your company Keep earning billions of dollars One game while laying off employees is a good way to boost morale.
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