Niantic is laying off 8 percent of its workforce and canceling four projects. The company has been trying to replicate the success of Nintendo go with other mobile AR games.
Niantic VP of communications Jonny thaw said in a statement to the verge of halt production on some projects and reduce our workforce by about eight percent.’we are grateful for the contributions of those leaving Niantic and we are supporting them through this difficult transition,’ he said.
The increased focus puts us in a position to weather the broader economic uncertainty many companies are facing and continue investing in the future of AR.
About 85 to 90 people are being let go, according to Bloomberg. The changes mean the game will be canceled and two titles are codenamed blue sky and snowball.