Illustrated non-fiction publisher DK is to shut its US-based 28-year-old Prima Games imprint, with the closure of three offices. DK said the "extremely difficult decision", would result in the list being discontinued from spring 2019.
DK chief executive Ian Hudson told staff that the video game strategy guide sector had "unfortunately experienced a significant decline", and that a "year-long extensive review" of the business did not alleviate the "challenging market conditions have unfortunately worked against them".
He added that "many new ways were explored to diversify Prima Games publishing; however, the dynamics for us of this fast-paced landscape have continued to prove difficult".
DK said that its Roseville office will close mid-November, but that some members of the Prima Games team, based in Indianapolis, will stay until March 2019 to publish the remaining program.
Prima published about 30 guides a year, but also hosted content online for free on its website in order to keep up with the fast-moving games environment.