The announcement comes from Prima Games' parent company DK, which has shared its "extremely hard decision" to no longer commission guides and its intention of discontinuing all Prima Games operations by spring 2019. According to those sources, employees at three Prima Games locations-Roseville, Indianapolis, and New York-will be affected by the discontinuation.
The publisher's print guides all feature in-depth content, detailed screen captures, quick-reference tips, and professional strategies.
Parent company Dorling Kindersley announced the closure, which will see offices in Roseville, Indianapolis, and NY shutterring. Some of those working in the company's Indianapolis office "will stay until March 2019 to publish the remaining program".
While this is sad news for those affected, it's probably not all that surprising given the decline of high street retail and physical publications in general, not to mention how easy it is to get video game strategy guides for free on the internet (for example, right here with us). Prima Games later tried adapting to an increasingly digital world by offering eguides filled with interactive maps, streaming video, searchable apps, and more. There's also no word on whether or not the closings will affect pre-orders for guides to upcoming games like "Super Smash Bros".