Future blames cost-cutting for lack of ABCs

Wednesday, 12th August 2009 17:41 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Future games portfolio boss James Binns has told VG247 that the publisher’s decision to not audit its magazines this summer is a matter of saving money.

“We’re not auditing our Games portfolio this half-year – instead we will be publishing full year figures for Jan-Dec 09 at the start of 2010,” said the exec.

“On a company-wide level, Future made the decision to ABC only three titles from our UK portfolio. Our choices to ABC are always taken to reflect the commercial requirements of each magazine.

“Like many businesses, our particular focus this year is on aggressive cost-management, so we have only paid for those titles with a very clear commercial need to be audited.”

It was reported earlier that Future had made the decision to keep its sixth monthly figures private. As far as we’re aware, this is the first time in the company’s history – it was formed in 1985 – it has failed to publish these figures for its games titles.

Still. Roll on 2010, eh?



  1. Hunam

    Aren’t magazines not doing so well these days?

    It’s all pat’s fault obviously.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Whizzo

    Well they’re obviously fucked then.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. gorman

    Dumping the Italian and French did a lot of good to them…

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Ari

    That’s not Quayhouse! No one’s having a cig outside.

    #4 5 years ago

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