Gaming bar Loading is set to close and move out from its Soho location. Their temporary home on Rupert Street has been a popular hang out place for gamers, developers and industry types, and has held a number of events for the likes of 2K, Creative Assembly, Ubisoft, Team 17 and Nintendo. It also organised last year’s Etoo event.
But it was only a temporary home and the owners of the venue have now partnered with a new business.
Loading will close next Friday and here is what owner James Dance said to MCV “It’s been an amazing 12 months starting with the pop up which drew so much support but its time to secure a permanent space more fit for purpose, It’s been great to carve out a niche offering up a space where triple-A takes a place alongside niche titles and put games in the hands of people that would never normally be reached. He added: The break gives me time to sit down with interested parties about how we take everything we’ve learned in the last year along with working financials, which has always been the hurdle as gaming venues were such an odd proposition to investors.”