Ever since smartphones became available widely, the mobile gaming market started to rise exponentially. Now, it’s even bigger than the console and PC in comparison to the market share. That also means a crap ton of shovelware in the app stores. While mobile gaming has significantly improved over the past few years thanks to powerful chipsets, the market continues to suffer from low-effort cash-grab games. Fortunately, Clash of Clans is not one of them. That game defined an era of mobile gaming. And continues to do so.
Developed by Supercell, a Finnish gaming studio, Clash of Clans had its initial release on 2 August 2012 on iOS and landed on Play Store on October 7, 2013. The game received generally positive reviews from critics and players alike. The gameplay loop revolved around building your base while attacking others. Simple at first, it quickly became a rager, especially in the teen market. This year marks a decade for the game, a monumental feat for both the game and the studio. But, recently the game has been attacked by rumors of it shutting down in 2023. So, we decided to find out if they are true or not.
Is Clash of Clans Shutting Down in 2023?
The fear of Clash of Clans shutting down mostly arises from the fact that Supercell is a subsidiary of Tencent, the Chinese media conglomerate. While China has tightened
restrictions around gaming, i.e, issuing new game licenses which are required to publish and sell new games in China, Tencent has not suffered any major losses. Furthermore, Supercell even though it happens to be a subsidiary, has more or less complete control over the game’s developmental decisions. Riot Games which also happens to be another Tencent subsidiary, has the same deal when it comes to the decision-making of their games.
Clash of Clans besides being an iconic game that defined an era of mobile gaming is also Supercell’s one of the top earners when it comes to revenue along with Clash Royale and Boom Beach. And no sane person is foolish enough to consider shutting down the game. COC players can rest easy knowing that the rumors are just that, rumors. Although, you do need to worry about that guild war going on.
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