Bigpoint Shuts Down Mobile Division, Lays Off Employees - NewsWilliam D'Angelo, posted on 19 July 2012 / 3,953 Views
Bigpoint is has stopped the development of most of its mobile games and has closed down its mobile division. The publisher has also laid off 29 employees in the process. The reason for his move is that it is tough to make money in the mobile market at this time. Also the company's chief communications officer Nils Holger Henning has left his position and plans to start up a new studio.
"I'm a big believer in mobile, it's going to change many things in the games industry," said Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz. "But I also think it's not the right time at the moment to be in this market because to generate revenues in this market is very tough."
"We will not continue to create mobile games internally," said Hubertz speaking with GamesIndustry International. "We had around ten games in development, some of them are finished and will launch in the next few weeks but most of them will be completely closed and shut down."