Niantic has canceled projects and laid off a lot of people

Niantic has canceled projects and laid off a lot of people

One of the biggest hits in the mobile gaming industry was Pokemon GO!, application that moved the world a few years ago to celebrate a great anniversary of the franchise. However, little by little it has lost its initial relevance and its creators, NianticThey have had to cut staff and cancel projects to save resources.

The company based in San Francisco laid off between 85 and 90 people and canceled four games in development, including a spin-off of transformers. The middle Bloomberg informed that the CEO of the company, John Hank, Sent an email. In which it informs the current state of the corporate and that after the efforts to reduce costs, Niantic it still needed to further optimize operations to cover different economic needs.

Other supposedly canceled games include Hamleta planned collaboration between Niantic and the theater company Punchdrunkalso blue sky Y Snowball. These last two were code names, but they were in the planning stage before. It was even mentioned that one could be a direct sequel to his success with Nintendo.

In a statement, a spokesman for Niantic confirmed the news of the layoffs and explained that they plan to continue supporting Pokémon GO! and his other games:

We recently decided to stop production on some projects and reduce our workforce by approximately eight percent to focus on our key priorities. We are grateful for the contributions of those who leave Niantic and we are supporting them through this difficult transition.

Remember that two of his games related to Nintendo, Pokémon GO! Y PikminBloom, are available in iOS Y Android.

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Via: Kotaku

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