Official Xbox Magazine Has Closed Down


May 4, 2013
After 19 years the Official Xbox magazine has closed down, this is one of 6 magazines that Future Pbulishing has closed down. According to the website Eurogamer the magazine closed last week, during this time the last remaining staff were let go.

"We have a duty of care to all our staff during this time and our focus is on protecting the business for them and for our customers. We have introduced a raft of measures to keep the numbers of lay-offs to an absolute minimum, including significant pay cuts for our Executive Team and Board. Whilst the decline in retail footfall impacts our magazine business, we are well placed with significant digital audiences and diversified revenues to continue delivering on our customers' changing needs at this time."

It seems Future is making significant changes to its video game publications. Last week editors sent emails to freelancers warning of budget cuts, with some budgets completely wiped out. All this comes at a worrying time for the video game industry and the self-employed, with the coronavirus wreaking havoc on normality.