Pokémon GO developer Niantic is laying off about 230 employees. The head of the company says that sales growth in the time of Corona has decreased and that costs are now very high. New games and other projects have not been able to absorb that blow.
Plus layoffs Close Niantic So are the doors of his Los Angeles office; He still maintains two offices. This also means that the mobile game NBA All World It will stop working and will no longer get updates. Furthermore, the upcoming Marvel: World of Heroes will not be released; which was planned for this year.
John Hanke, CEO of Niantic, states that the mobile gaming market is “very mature” and “only the best, most unique games stand a chance of success.” In addition, he shifts some of the blame to “macroeconomic decline”. It also notes that the augmented reality market is developing “slower than expected”. However, he also puts his hand in his lap by saying that Niantic “takes responsibility for his own accomplishments.”
After the reorganization, Niantic is focused on keeping the other games out there doing well. Pokémon GO should still be healthy, as it hints that the game is now healthy as well. In addition, the focus is on the success of Pikmin Bloom, Peridot, and Monster Hunter Now. Hankey expresses confidence in this.
This round of layoffs is the second in a relatively short period of time. Last year, Niantic laid off 85 to 90 employees and also canceled four projects. Even then, “time of economic turmoil” was given as an incentive.
Niantic’s greatest achievement is Pokémon GO, a mobile augmented reality game that was still popular with a wider audience at the time of its release.
Marvel World of Heroes will no longer see the light of day.
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