Future's monthly PC Format closes after 24 years: 'Something needs to give, and unfortunately, it's us'

Future Publishing's PC Format magazine has printed its final monthly edition after 24 years.

In the November issue, editor Alan Dexter wrote: "Whether this is your first issue of PC Format, your tenth, or your 310th. Whether you've bought every issue or just dipped in now and again to see what's happening in the world of PCs over the last 24 years. I thank you for joining us on an incredible journey, and I wish you all the very best in whatever and wherever you go next.

"As for the PC Format crew, we'll continue to punish the latest hardware and find the best ways of squeezing more frames per second out of the latest games over on sister titles Maximum PC and PC Gamer. So if you want to keep up to date with the latest hardware, then we'd recommend either (or both) of those publications. Hopefully we'll see you there."

Explaining the closure, Dexter wrote "we've been informed by the powers that be that this will be the last issue of PC Format. The bean counters have moved around their little seeds and declared that something doesn't quite add up anymore. Something needs to give, and unfortunately, it's us.

"And so it is with incredible sadness that I have to say farewell to you all."

When last audited by ABC, in 2012, PC Format recorded an average monthly circulation of 6,249. According to ABC, the magazine's circulation has fallen every year since 2000 when it was more than 100,000.

Future Publishing said in a statement: "Future have an active portfolio management policy that allows us to adapt and evolve in the ever changing world of publishing, and ensures we are able to produce the finest content for the consumers. All staff from PC Format have been redeployed to other brands at Future."

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