For publisher Square Enix, the firm faces a new fault with its recent sellout of its dedicated mobile game studio, Square Enix Montreal. Previously, the firm was included as part of the buyout from Embracer Group for $300 million. The acquisition handed over Crystal Dynamics & Eidos-Montreal alongside some respected IP from both teams as well.
In a follow-up statement from Square Enix, it stated plans to establish new roots in the west is underway for unannounced projects is in its planbook. Additionally, a separate report from Bloomberg tells that Square Enix Montreal renamed to Onoma is shutting down. However, word on the properties it fostered was unclear for its future.
According to a recent tweet from the firm, four of its major titles will be removed from the App Store and Google Play Store as of December 1, 2022. The letterhead goes on to mention that these games will remain active well until January 4th the following month. You can view the post below:
“Arena Battle Champions, Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes will be shutting down on January 4th. The games will be removed from the App Store/Google Play on December 1st, and current players will not be able to access the game past January 4th,” the letterhead shares.
This is yet another victim of Square Enix-owned mobile games finding a shortcoming. In a previous announcement from the official Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier Twitter page, the mobile battle royale is also shuttering its servers in January 2023 as well. You can read the full report by heading here.
Are you surprised with the outcome for these Square Enix mobile titles?