The studio Onomaback in the days Square Enix Montréal and more soon by Embracer Group’s decision, announced the imminent withdrawal of four mobile games. These can be played for another month before the services are shut down completely.
It was a logical sequel to expect. Last summer, Embracer Group acquired much of Square Enix’s Western catalog, including Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal, and the Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief franchises. Amount committed: $300 million.
Square Enix Montreal, which was part of these acquisitions, was renamed Studio Onoma last October. A new name called to serve “from an umbrella to multiple products, programs and initiatives, each with different personalities”.
After the announced end of Onoma, the deactivation of mobile games Hitman, Deus Ex and Space Invaders
A few months later, in early November, Embracer Group finally announced the closure of Studio Onoma. And what was supposed to happen will happen: mobile games from the developer will soon be off sale, before they are completely disconnected, even for their owners.
Onoma announced it in a Tuesday, Nov. 22 Twitter post. “Arena Battle Champions, Deus Ex GO, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes end on January 4.”
These four games are currently available on the App Store and Google Play and will be removed on December 1. Between this date and January 4, 2023, their owners can continue to play it. Then they are lost forever, like any good self-respecting mobile title.
The studio adds that the end of in-app purchases will also be recorded with immediate effect, also advising to spend without delay any money that may have been set aside for these transactions, as the latter are non-refundable. The message closes with thanks to the players:
“On behalf of the development team, we would like to thank you for playing our games”.
Source : Twitter @StudioOnoma (via VGC)