The Undetermined Fate of IPL
One of the largest casual gaming information websites, IGN, has faced massive layoffs leading not only to the shutdown of sites like 1UP and GameSpy, but also causing an IPL ownership change!
Even though the IGN company has been seen in a positive light for most of its lifetime, the website has taken a highly unfortunate turn of events and has been forced into reinventing and redesigning a whole new layout. This is aimed to keep up with the latest releases of games such as Borderlands 2, Halo 4 and furthermore it causes the sale of IPL. This is primarily due to the problems the new owner ‘Vivek Shah’ faces.
Vivek has made a statement upon the sale of IPL:
So what is going to happen?
At the current time it is unknown what exactly is going to happen to IPL. As things stand now, IPL 6 (which is set to occur in march), most likely will happen. Otherwise numerous amount of contracts would be broken – like ones with ‘The Cosmopolitan’. Furthermore it would make no sense for ‘Ziff Davis’ to sell the company now, as the value would fall due to the cancellation of a major event.
As mentioned earlier no one knows how exactly everything is going to turn out. For now we will just have to stand by and wait for a statement!
What do you think the furture holds for IPL? Will they find a new company and evolve further in the future? Or will it fade into distant memory? State your opinion in the comment section below!
Sources: Official ‘Vivek Shah’ statement