CVG saved but at a cost

Christopher Dring
CVG saved but at a cost

Computerandvideogames.com will not close yet but its editorial headcount will be reduced, MCV understands.

Staff have been informed that the writing team will be cut to three. There are five full-time staff members writing for CVG UK, with additional resource in the US and Australia. Parent company Future will then review the situation with CVG in December.

Last month the firm announced it was considering closing the website (along with several others) and put all its staff on consultation as part of sweeping changes at the business.

The firm had proposed to close CVG and put all its focus on Gamesradar, which is the bigger brand in the US.

However, the groundswell of support following the initial news has made Future reconsider its plans, and now MCV understands that it won't close CVG immediately.

A high number of media brands had tried to acquire CVG, which has also convinced Future it is a brand worth keeping alive.

The business will then review the website's performance in December.

There's no word on whether Edge-Online or the official magazine websites have also been given a reprieve. We've contacted Future for comment.

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