According to a report from Recode, AOL may be closing its video game publication, Joystiq in the coming weeks as part of a “house cleaning” for its various properties.
Joystiq responded to the report on its own website stating “we may as well handle this the same way we’ve been covering the video game industry for ten years.”
“Sources tell Joystiq that the staff is aware of the closure, but corporate hasn’t officially told them, so they are unable to acknowledge anything out of concern that it will cause immediate shutdown,” the post reads, in part. “We’ve reached out for more information. We will update, as we always have, when we know more.”
Joystiq launched in 2004 as part of the Weblogs network of sites which also included Engadget and TV Squad. AOL acquired the network in October 2005.