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The Witcher: Monster Slayer Is Shutting Down in 2023, With Lay-Offs Expected

CD Projekt Red’s Spokko studio has announced that its Pokémon GO-style Witcher: Monster Slayer will be shutting down next year, with some staff laid off as a result.

Presented in blog postThe Witcher: Monster Slayer will be shut down less than two years after its release on July 21, 2021, as the game will stop working on June 30, 2023.

Spokko will be integrated into CD Projekt Red and only some staff members will move on to other development projects.

“The Witcher: Monster Slayer has been an incredible journey and unfortunately fell short of our business expectations,” said the developer. another post“Following recent changes in CD Projekt’s long-term product strategy, we plan to initiate structural changes to our capital group.

“Going forward, we will bring Spokko to CD Projekt, and some of its staff will have the opportunity to participate in core CD Projekt Red development projects. Unfortunately, during this transition, some staff members will be laid off. However, we will do our best to support all employees affected by this situation and make the transition to the next step in their career as easy and safe as possible.”

The game will be removed from Apple’s App Store and Google Play Store on January 31st. In-game purchases will be removed on the same day and no further updates will be released after that date. That means no new monsters, armor, quests, timed dates, and dailies. task or event.

Much later, CD Projekt Red announced in early December that their other Witcher spin-off, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, would also receive limited developer support. The roadmap for 2023 remains relatively standard, although the game will remain online, but no new content will be released for the game after 2024.

Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer and UK news editor. He talks about witchers all day long.

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