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Pokémon Go developer cancels projects and fires 90 people


This percentage corresponds to approximately 90 people, who were shown the door so that the company could focus on key prioritiesaccording to what a spokesperson for Niantic told Bloomberg, which first reported the news.

We are grateful for the contributions of those leaving Niantic, and we support them through this difficult transition. »

A quote from A Niantic spokesperson

The followers of Pokemon Go can blow, because the future of the popular mobile game is not at risk. The company even plans to launch a new chat application aimed at these players.

But other titles don’t get the same treatment. This is particularly the case of Transformers: Heavy Metal, announced in 2021, whose production is ending. Same scenario for Hamlet, an immersive theater project in collaboration with the Punchdrunk group, which notably worked on Sleep No Morean immersive adaptation of macbeth which will never see the light of day.

Niantic has also terminated projects named Blue Sky and Snowballthe content of which was not known to the public.

Let us mention that the immense success of Pokemon Go overshadows the publisher’s other augmented reality games. Starting with the title Wizards Unite, based on the Harry Potter saga, which was disconnected at the beginning of 2022, failing to reach its audience. Augmented reality mobile game Pikmin Bloomlaunched in October 2021, has also not been as successful as expected, according to Bloomberg.

The developer is still betting on other new features, including the game Peridot, announced in April and reminiscent of the mythical Tamagotchis. The developer also revealed NBA All World no later than Tuesday, a new production that will be made in collaboration with the NBA and the league’s players’ association.

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