MOBAs have been getting a lot of attention in recent years. While the hype for battle royale games seems to have died down a lot, MOBAs have maintained a steady hype all around. Compared to the west, they have seen a huge interest in the eastern market, particularly in South East and South Asia. That following is even more noticeable in the smartphone market. Titles like Mobile Legends Bang Bang, Wild Rift, and Honor of Kings have managed to garner a wide and loyal audience rivaling those of League of Legends and Dota.
The Pokemon Company has in recent years tried to break into the mobile market, seeing its huge potential. Their collaboration with Niantic on Pokemon Go proved quite profitable and so they decided to branch out more into the mobile gaming industry. This time they choose to go into the MOBA market which has been primarily dominated by Mobile Legends and Honor of Kings. And thus Pokemon Unite was born, a MOBA with its unique take, developed by TIMI Studios and published by TPC. The game had its initial release on 21 July 2021 on Nintendo Switch. It became available on mobiles on 22 September 2021. Since then, the game has successfully built its presence in the MOBA market. It has been enjoying a steady stream of new players and has a good following. But recently there have been rumors going around about the game shutting down in 2023. So, is it true?? Let’s find out!!
Is Pokemon Unite Shutting Down in 2023?
Asking if The Pokemon Company is going to shut down Pokemon Unite is the same as asking if Microsoft will stop selling Windows. It doesn’t make sense. Neither from a development point of view nor especially from a financial one. You have to remember that Pokemon is a media franchise, not a gaming one. Most of its revenue comes from the sale of merchandise which is influenced by games and shows that The Pokemon Company produces. Besides, Pokemon Unite costs only a fraction of what the mainline series costs and still manage to generate good revenue for the company. And so players don’t need to worry about the game shutting down in 2023.
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