King – Candy Crush developer shuts down South Korea office

As reported earlier today in the Korean media, developer King.com has withdrawn from its operations in South Korea, shutting down the local office. This happens just shy of 2 years since the Korean office was established. King.com mentioned operations of its localized games for the Korean gamers will be handled directly by the headquarters in Sweden and by distribution partners in South Korea.

Opened in April 2015, the Korean office started launching games a year later, with titles including Candy Crush Saga, Candy Crush Soda, Candy Crush Jelly, and Palm Hero Saga. It was most recently involved in a court case over a copyright infringement by a rival games developer, losing after the rival appealed the initial decision. It is not known how many employees were in the Korean office.

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