More gaming-focused magazines are closing down. Publisher Future has told CVG today that Xbox World and PSM3 will release their final issues next month as the company deepens its investment in digital endeavors. Future is hoping to redeploy affected employees in different areas of its business.
"This decision has been taken as Future continues to focus on its strategy on accelerating digital growth across its international digitally-focussed brand business," said Future's head of entertainment Clair Porteous.
PSM3 launched its first issue in 2000, with Xbox World debuting in 2003. These magazines are the third and fourth gaming-focused publications that Future has canceled recently. They follow PlayStation: The Official Magazine and Nintendo Power.
Additionally, the cancellation of Xbox World and PSM3 comes one year after GamePro shut down after 23 years of continual publication.