GamesIndustry.biz stories that Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom developer Stage-5 has diminished its North American presence to a skeleton crew. In response to sources near the web site and conversant in the scenario, each Stage-5 Worldwide America and Stage-5 Abby started shedding the vast majority of its employees partway by way of 2019 as operations wound down. This has referred to as into query the discharge of the studio’s titles outdoors of Japan, with one supply stating that “there were currently no concrete plans for any more Level-5 games” to come back to different territories.
When layoffs occurred, no concrete cause was given. Within the case of Stage-5 Abby, nevertheless, workers had been stated to be “given every indication” that the developer would finally be shuttered. One different indicator of operations slowing down is the dearth of nearly any social media posting since October 2018. It’s not but recognized what this implies for the third mainline Ni no Kuni title presently in growth and its launch in US and European territories.
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