Niantic (Pokémon GO) introduced final Wednesday that it’ll shut down the servers for its Transformers: Heavy Steel real-world AR cellular recreation based mostly on the Transformers franchise on August 31. The sport was obtainable in beta in a number of nations whereas it was nonetheless in improvement. For these areas, Niantic will take the sport down from each the App Retailer and Google Play Retailer, and it’ll take away in-game purchases.
Bloomberg reported final month that Niantic is canceling the sport alongside three different tasks. The corporate can be chopping about 85 to 90 jobs.
Niantic was collaborating with Hasbro and TOMY to launch the sport. Seattle-based Very Very Spaceship was growing the sport for iOS and Android units.
In keeping with Bloomberg, Niantic CEO John Hanke acknowledged that the corporate is “going through a time of financial turmoil” including that it must “additional streamline [its] operations so as to greatest place the corporate to climate any financial storms that will lie forward.”
Niantic and the The Pokémon Firm Worldwide launched the Pokémon GO app in choose nations together with america in July 2016.
The Transformers: Past Actuality digital actuality recreation was set for launch on March 31 after which was delayed earlier than its cancellation.
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the subsequent movie within the live-action Transformers franchise, will open on June 9, 2023.
Supply: Niantic‘s web site through Transformer World 2005