Future mulls closure of gaming websites

Future: possible website closure
Future: possible website closure

Future, the publisher of Total Film and T3, is mulling the closure of six websites as part of sweeping changes to its business model.

The websites for Total Film, Edge, Official PlayStation, Official Nintendo and Official Xbox will be closed if the proposals go ahead, along with the online-only video-games brand CVG.

Sources said Future is planning a single website for its gaming titles. The print magazines are not thought to be affected.

Last week, Future agreed to sell its cycling and craft titles – around a quarter of its business – to Immediate Media.

The company’s 850 staff are currently going through a consultation period, ahead of 170 planned redundancies. The cuts follow a profit warning in March.

A spokeswoman for Future declined to comment.

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