Bigpoint Shuts Down Mobile Division, Lays Off Employees - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 July 2012 / 4,182 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."

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small44 (on 19 July 2012)

smartphones doomed!!!!

cusman (on 19 July 2012)

Smartphone gaming bubble is going to burst sooner or later and then gaming will be back to normal expectations.

Namely that the best games, with appropriate marketing to right target audience will win regardless of platform :)

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spynx (on 23 July 2012)

Way to go nitendo wiiU

huiii (on 19 July 2012)

well thats odd everyone else is talking about how they are enforcing presence in the mobile market....