Bushiroad will manage BanG Dream Girls Band Party alone without Craft Egg in 2024
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Craft Egg Will No Longer Work on BanG Dream: Girls Band Party

Craft Egg, the studio that developed BanG Dream: Girls Band Party, will no longer be involved with the mobile game in 2024. Bushiroad announced that the studio will withdraw from the game’s development and management effective from January 4, 2024. Bushiroad will become the sole maintainer of the game afterward.

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Craft Egg is the original developer of the BanG Dream: Girls Band Party mobile game, which Bushiroad published first in Japan in March 2017. The studio was not involved in the Nintendo Switch version that came out exclusively in Japan in September 2021, as Rocket Studio was its developer instead.

While other companies published the game separately across East Asia, Bushiroad eventually launched a global English version that covers the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the rest of Asia in April 2018. Special collaborations with other franchises like Hololive Production and Atlus’ Persona series have also appeared on the global server.

Despite the managerial change, Bushiroad assures the game’s players that there will be no major changes to the player data and event schedules. The original Japanese version will have its seventh anniversary in March 2024. Meanwhile, the global English version will receive a major update to version 7.0.0 during the maintenance on December 19, 2023. The latter will also get more new songs around the 2024 New Year’s Day.

The BanG Dream: Girls Band Party mobile game is available worldwide on iOS and Android devices.

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