Video game strategy guide publisher Prima Games is officially shutting down, British publisher DK said yesterday.The name will never again publish new guides beginning now, and it will formally shutter in the spring.
Video game strategy guides were foremost growing up however as we move into the digital age, they’re winding up less and less required.
DK CEO Ian Hudson told staff that the Video game strategy guide segment had “unfortunately experienced a significant decline”, and that a “year-long extensive review” of the business did not alleviate the “challenging market conditions have unfortunately worked against them”.
“During a year-long extensive review, many new ways were explored to diversify Prima Games publishing,” Hudson wrote. “However, the dynamics for us of this fast-paced landscape have continued to prove difficult.
“This enormously dedicated team has made every effort to turn the business around, but challenging market conditions have unfortunately worked against them.”
Prima Games, which has offices in Roseville, California, and in addition New York City and Indianapolis, will start the closure beginning this month. EGM reports that Roseville will close first at some point in the coming weeks. New York will pursue, while the Indianapolis area is relied upon to be the last to go, likely in March 2019.
First established in 1990, the strategy guide company rapidly developed to be an easily recognized name as the brand kept on developing. At the point when Brady Games and Prima were converged in 2015 under the Penguin Random House umbrella, both Prima and its significant rival were united under a similar name.
Prima published around 30 guides a year, yet in addition facilitated content online for nothing on its site with the end goal to stay aware of the quick moving recreations condition.