Two More Video Game Magazines Go Extinct After 2012
Unfortunately, print media continues its decline.
Two more video game magazines are going the way of the dodo after this year is over: As reported by CVG, UK mags PSM3 and Xbox World will see their final issues on store shelves on December 12.
Future Publishing's head of entertainment, Clair Porteous, confirmed the closings in an official statement. Unsurprisingly, the company is turning most of its attention to digital markets:
"This decision has been taken as Future continues to focus on its strategy on accelerating digital growth across its international digitally-focussed brand business. Future's gaming portfolio saw over 14m unique users for October 2012 - up over 20% on October 2011. We intend and fully expect there to be no redundancies and will be looking to redeploy all staff within the business."
For the record, Future will continue to publish the more successful OPM (Official PlayStation Magazine) and OXM (Official Xbox Magazine). The soon-to-be defunct PSM3 launched back in 2000 (initially as PSM2) and went on to publish over 160 issues. But time and technology cannot be denied.
11/13/2012 10:19:04 AM Ben Dutka