Following yesterday’s rumour of impending lay-offs at PopCap, VG247 has been told that the Plants vs Zombies developer has been making cuts for months.
Its sad but I'm not surprised, they haven't released a new title in a few years. Makes me wonder though, what do they actually work on?
Surviving. I remember they had layoffs a few years ago as well.
Well, if more companies like Zynga and PopCap start washing up on the shore, battered and lifeless, I think it will be an omen to those who have been jumping the gun with mobile games lately that we simply aren't there yet, and cheap throwaway games are not enough to sustain the kind of growth that's necessary to go AAA.
Word to the wise: Don't sell your souls to EA games.
Corporate sweaty pale hands
There's clearly no future in casual games, because the "gamers" behind them are too casual to support or even care when the people that make their games no longer exist. Does your 5 year old or his mom care if Rovio stops makes AB? probably not...
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