PC Zone has officially been closed.
Word of the announcement first emerged on the magazine’s Twitter account, where a member of staff posted: “Following consultation, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve now taken the difficult decision to close PC Zone - well... that's that then...”
Future Publishing announced last week that it was in consultation with the magazine’s team and was proposing to close the publication after Issue 225: August 2010, due on shelves on September 3rd.
This prompted a variety of tribute pieces, but Future maintained that the magazine’s fate had not been decided.
UPDATE: Future Publishing has issued an official statement about the closure of PC Zone.
"Following consultation, we’re sorry to announce that we’ve now taken the difficult decision to close PC Zone," said James Binns, Future's head of Edge International and PC Gaming. " The magazine on sale in September will be the final issue.
"PC Zone is the smallest of our three PC gaming magazines and this decision has been made as we look to strengthen our other two PC titles, PC Gamer and PC Format, in print and online.
"We’re actively seeking other opportunities for the four members of staff affected by PC Zone’s closure. I’d like to thank them for all of their great work on the magazine over a number of years."