Namco Bandai, DeNA disband their joint social game studio
: Back in 2011, Namco Bandai and Japanese social gaming giant DeNA founded BDNA Inc (later BNDeNA)
, with the aim to release social games together. This week, the companies announced that this joint partnership will soon be dissolved.
As reported by Inside Games and translated by industry consultant Serkan Toto
, BNDeNA will come to an end on March 31, although no specific reason for the disbanding was given.
Toto notes that Bandai Namco has grown into a mobile game behemoth since 2011, while DeNA has slowly slipped downwards -- which may well have contributed to this decision to part ways.