Onoma Studios, formerly Square Enix Montreal, will shut down several mobile games this week. The studio announced on Twitter that players will not have access to four of its mobile games in the App Store and Google Play Store. The games include Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, Arena Battle Champions, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes.
The studio confirmed the closure of four mobile games earlier today in a statement on Twitter. As of December 1, the games will not be available on the App Store or Google Play Store. However, users who have purchased the games can still access them until January 4. In-game purchases are no longer possible as of right now. Additionally, users who don’t use any remaining in-game purchases before the games expire will not get a refund for any payments. Therefore, Onoma advises everyone who bought them to use them before the games’ closure in January.
— Onoma (@StudioOnoma) November 22, 2022
Embracer Group, a Swedish gaming company, acquired Square Enix Montreal and other Square Enix western studios in May. Embracer changed the studio’s name to Onoma in October. However, less than a month later, news of the studio’s impending closure broke.
Embracer revealed that Onoma’s workforce would move to Eidos Montreal after the closure. According to reports, Eidos Montreal is assisting Microsoft on the Fable series.
Onoma is best known for its mobile games based on well-known franchises like Deus Ex and Tomb Raider. The mobile game developer has created games like Deus Ex Go, and Lara Croft Go. Unfortunately, Deus Ex Go is among the games that will shut down in January. However, the studio’s shutdown will not affect games like Lara Croft Go, Hitman Go, or other “Go” titles in the Onoma catalogue.
Eidos Montreal, which Embracer also owns, had earlier revealed plans to relaunch the Deus Ex franchise. More recent sources claim that a game is currently in the very early stages of production.