Some of you have already red the press release that Future US sent out this morning, so it looks like they beat us to the announcement. But here it is again from our perspective.
First of all we are of course very excited that N4G now is a part of Future’s GamesRadar Network. For those of you who are not familiar with Future, they are the publisher behind magazines such as PC Gamer, Official Xbox Magazine, Playstation The Offical Magazine, Nintendo Power, EDGE to name a few, and websites such as GamesRadar.com, ComputerandVideogames.com and Next-Gen.biz.
That Future has made an equity investment in N4G does not mean that Future has bought N4G. I see some sites are reporting that, but that is not accurate. As a company who specializes in games magazines and websites, Future has made an investment into N4G Network AS, which means they believe in the site/network and want to invest in its Future...no pun intended.
So what does this mean for N4G, and will the site change? As a company we will get access to a lot of new resources which will help us further develop the site and the new network. Running a website on the scale of N4G takes a lot of resources, so growing the company by making new partnerships is a natural path to take.
For you the members this new partnership with Future should only be good news. You can expect the site to become even better with new site features added, more contests, and some really cool new sites that we currently are developing for the N4G Network. Also look out for the new GamesRadar website launching this Thursday, from what I have seen it will be a huge improvement.
I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the N4G contributors and members for making N4G what it is. We the dev team can only do our best to develop a site that is fun and easy to use, and luckily for us this requires hardly any work according to the internet ;). It is you guys that give the site life and content, so we are extremely happy that so many of you decided to join the site to take part in building what has now become N4G.