Deus Ex and multiple other games developed by Square Enix will shut down permanently.
A few months ago, Square Enix announced the takeover of some of its studios, three of its Western establishments, by Embracer Group. From then on, players worried about the consequences on some of the studio’s licenses, such as tomb Raider or Deus Ex. Very quickly, Embracer Group wanted to reassure the players, the projects in progress have not been canceled and others are to be expected.
However, a bad surprise has just fallen on players who are fans of mobile titles. On Twitter, the Onoma account – the new name of the Square Enix Montreal studio – has just announced that certain mobile games will be closing their doors in a few weeks, some of them having already been removed from the platforms of sale. It is Deus Ex Go, Arena Battle Champions, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes. The studio explains:
“As of now, in-game purchases are stopped. We encourage prior in-game purchases to be redeemed by January 4th as they will not be refunded. On behalf of the development team, we would like to thank you for playing our games.”
No explanation for players
The instructions are clear, you have until next January 4, when the aforementioned games will no longer be playable at all. However, the studio does not provide any explanation for the closure of Onoma’s mobile games only a few months after its takeover. The tone of the post appears to be anything but friendly, and comments on Twitter have been disabled to prevent players from turning against the studio.
You should also know that these 4 titles will be removed from the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store from December 1st. You will therefore have to act quickly if you want to test them one last time. However, we recommend that you pay attention to the actual expenses, no refunds will be accepted and any money remaining after January 4 will be lost.