Niantic stops development Catan: World Explorers. Announced in the, the studio has not yet officially released the game, and it was only available in early access on selected markets outside the US. Later today, Niantic plans to remove World Scouts from the App Store before turning off the servers that turn on the game on November 18, making it unplayable thereafter. With today’s announcement, the augmented reality title will not roll out to additional countries, and Niantic has removed all in-app purchases from the experience.
It is not clear what exactly went wrong with the development, but it seems that the scope crawl played a role in Niantic’s decision to cancel the project. “We had a vision to trade, harvest and build the world in seasonal play and to repair the board every month, just like you do for every new game you play at home,” the company said. in a blog post noticed by . ‘But it was a difficult challenge to adapt such a well-designed board game to a global, mass-based, multiplayer online (MMO) game.
Niantic notes that the lessons he learned as he worked on it World Scouts will continue to inform future projects. However, it is difficult to say what the cancellation will mean for the other games of the company. Follow the A variety of businesses are working with Niantic to create similar AR experiences with their own properties. More notable examples include and. The same companies can now realize that they are the success of Pokémon Go may not be as easy as they initially thought.
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