Pokémon GO is still the “top priority”.
Niantic hit the big time with Pokémon GO and rapidly expanded into multiple other augmented reality-driven mobile experiences. Unfortunately, post-pandemic it’s now experiencing a rough patch – with an update on the company website and email to employees revealing Niantic is axing two games and letting go of 230 employees as part of its LA studio closure.
Niantic CEO John Hanke told employees and fans how the company had decided to “narrow” its focus on certain mobile game investments. NBA All-World will be sunset and production on Marvel: World of Heroes will come to a halt.
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