BEACON TRANSCRIPT- Disney announced that they are shutting down Club Penguin. One of the most loved online platforms for children is shut down by Disney. They mentioned that they are going to terminate Club Penguin in March.
Disney announced that they are making this change because the traffic is too low to keep the platform going. They mentioned that they are going to launch a replacement for this platform that is going to be called Club Penguin Island.
Club Penguin has been one of the best platforms for children. This online site has been available for more than 10 years and children love it. The fact that this social network is shutting down made a lot of people sad because they were used to letting their children play and socialize there.
The news was announced on the official blog of the platform. The team who developed this program announced that the social network is going to be available until March 29 on both mobile devices and desktop.
Disney also announced that the replacement is going to be launched in March too. The developers said that the only thing that is the same for both the old platform and the replacement is the name. They announced that this new social network is going to be a lot different from the old one.
The blog post mentioned that the replacement is going to have new games and that it is going to be a unique experience for the users of the old platform. They announced that those who had paid accounts can enjoy the old platform until it is shut down without paying extra. They also said that people can get a refund for their accounts if they paid in advance.
The team also mentioned that those who are interested in registering for the Club Penguin Island can pre-register until February 16. This pre-registration comes with the benefit that they can play exclusive games when the platform is up and running.
Despite the fact that the team did not announce why they made this decision, some tech sites observed that the traffic of the platform was declining for some time now. In 2013, for instance, the platform had 200 million users. Last year it only had 5.6 million.
Did you use this platform? Do you think that the new social network is going to attract as many people as the old one did?
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