It seems that with the axing of The Witcher: Monster Slayer, developer Spokko is also closing, and layoffs are coming.
CD Projekt has announced that The Witcher: Monster Slayer, the Pokémon Go-like monster-hunting game that debuted last year, is shutting down. However, those who are still playing have some time to walk the path. Because the shutdown doesn’t actually happen until June 30, 2023.
The Witcher: Monster Slayer will remain on the App Store and Google Play until January 31 2023, but no additional content will be added.
Including new monsters, armour, quests, timed and daily tasks or events. In-game in-store transactions with real money will be disabled. However, players will still be able to purchase items with the in-game currency they still have. On June 30, 2023, everything will be offline for good.
Monster Slayer looked potentially intriguing when we first glimpsed it last year, but it ultimately failed to live up to our hopes. It will be the second CD Projekt game to close in 2023. The studio recently announced that development on the Witcher-based CCG, Gwent, will also be completed at the end of 2023. Although CD Projekt hopes the community will take over and continue development.
As for Spokko, which developed Monster Slayer and was acquired by CD Projekt in 2018, it will also be closed. According to CD Projekt, some of Spokko’s employees will be offered jobs elsewhere within the company.
However, they added that “there will be some staff members who will, unfortunately, be let go.” It did not specify how many employees would be made redundant as a result of the studio’s closure.
Source: CD Projekt Red