Pokemon GO-style Witcher spin-off, The Witcher: Monster Slayer, is being shut down in the course of subsequent yr. Employees members at CD Projekt Purple’s Spokko studio are additionally anticipated to be laid off.
As introduced in a information put up, the sport will probably be go offline on thirtieth June 2023.
Monster Slayer may even be faraway from the Apple App Retailer and Google Play Retailer on thirty first January 2023, whereas all in-game purchases will probably be disabled on the identical day.
A brand new growth roadmap and FAQ has been launched to element adjustments being made to the sport within the run-up its closure.
“We’re proud that we had been in a position to create a location-based AR expertise that captured what it was wish to be a Witcher in actual life and gave the group an opportunity to battle Witcher-world monsters up shut and in particular person. That is what made The Witcher: Monster Slayer such a novel expertise in The Witcher franchise.”
The identical FAQ states that Spokko will probably be merged into CD Projekt Purple, with just some workers members shifting over to different growth tasks.
“Transferring ahead, we plan to roll Spokko into CD Projekt, with part of its workers given the chance to affix core CD Projekt Purple growth tasks. Throughout this transition, there will probably be some workers members who will, sadly, be let go. Nevertheless, we’ll do our greatest to help all of our workers affected by this example and make sure the transition to the subsequent step of their careers is as straightforward and protected as potential.”
This is not the one Witcher spin-off to be canned because the CD Undertaking Purple reshapes its enterprise. Yesterday the corporate introduced plans to wind down help for Gwent, its Witcher card sport.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer solely launched in July final yr, to middling opinions. Bertie’s impressions of the sport on the time largely mirrored that.