Monday, 10 December, 2018

Veteran Game Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down

Video Game Strategy Guide Publisher Prima Games Is Shutting Down Strategy guide publisher Prima Games is shutting down
Cecil Davis | 10 November, 2018, 14:30

Prima Games, the company we all know for making increasingly lavish strategy guides for almost every major video game release, is shutting its doors. The Dorling Kindersley department of Penguin Random House have made the "extremely hard decision" to discontinue the imprint from Spring 2019, according to sources contacted by EGMNow. "We are in conversations with the Prima Games team and can not comment on this further at this point". The Roseville office will shutter by mid-November, sources affected by the closings told EGM on Thursday. Some of those working in the company's Indianapolis office "will stay until March 2019 to publish the remaining program". DK says that it is "now in conversation with all colleagues in Roseville, Indianapolis and NY who have been impacted by this announcement", with the Roseville office set to close as early as mid-November. But in a world where video games are changing constantly, through patches and updates, print guides can be out-of-date before they even hit the shelves.

Prima Games has sold millions of PC and console video game strategy guides since its founding 28 years ago. Whether a download will become available or whether Penguin Random House will maintain a historical library remains to be seen.

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We wish all of the employees affected the best. This likely means the Super Smash Bros.