German online games publisher Bigpoint
, best known for free-to-play and browser games, will be dumping its mobile games development side very soon. Two managing directors, brothers Tobias and Philip Reisberger
, and the chief communications officer, Nils Holger Henning
, will be exiting the company to pursue work in mobile gaming elsewhere. Bigpoint CEO Heiko Hubertz
stated that of the approximately 10 games that were in development, "some of them are finished and will launch in the next few weeks but most of them will be completely closed and shut down."
Bigpoint is not abandoning mobile games completely; it is looking to assist and support external development teams. The company has stated it is focusing on game development and distribution and plans to open more offices globally.