Niantic Organizational Update

June 30, 2023

Today John Hanke shared the following e-mail with Niantic employees:All,I have some news to share with you about steps we’re taking to set Niantic up for the future. The mobile gaming market is very mature and only the best and most differentiated titles have a chance to succeed. Specifically, this means we will be closing our LA studio, reducing our game platform team and making additional reductions across the company. In the years since Pokémon GO’s launch, the mobile market has become crowded and changes to the app store and the mobile advertising landscape have made it increasingly hard to launch new mobile games at scale. We will continue to invest in our AR map and AR platform to enable developers to build, grow and monetize their own AR experiences.

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