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CrossFire dev Smilegate closes Berlin office after just over one year

Outfit to close down in the middle of 2018

CrossFire dev Smilegate closes Berlin office after just over one year

South Korean games developer Smilegate has made the decision to close its Berlin studio.

The office opened in February 2017, with the aim of pushing the company's Crossfire IP into Europe. The title has 650 million players around the world, with a concurrent player peak of a massive eight million users.

The location will be closed down by the middle of this year.

Company restructure

"The decision has been taken to implement Smilegate's new business strategy which foresees restructuring of certain parts of the business in the Smilegate group," a Smilegate spokesperson said, as reported by GamesIndustry.biz.

Our sister-site PCGamesInsider.biz has the full story.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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