Video game strategy guide publisher, Prima Games, is officially closing its doors in Spring of 2019, a spokesperson from DK publishing–a division of Penguin Random House–told Variety on Friday.
DK announced the “extremely difficult decision” to close Prima Games after a “significant decline” in the video game guide sector. DK’s CEO, Ian Hudson, wrote in a memo, “During a year-long extensive review, many new ways were explored to diversify Prima Games publishing; however, the dynamics for us of this fast-paced landscape have continued to prove difficult.”
The publisher will honor all pre-orders for guides to upcoming games like “Super Smash Bros. Ultimate”, “Anthem”, and other new-releases, but will discontinue come March 2019.
Prima Games has three locations in Roseville, Indianapolis, and New York that will all be affected by the closing. Roseville will close this month, some employees will stay in the Indianapolis office until March 2019, and no word yet on when New York will officially close. No statement was released on how many employees this will impact, but LinkedIn shows 40 people currently working for Prima Games.
For 28 years, Prima Games has sold millions of PC and console in-depth guides featuring detailed tips, screen captures, and strategies regarding some of the most popular games from the past three decades.
We’re sad to see them go, and hope for the best for all the employees affected by this decision.