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Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper, and Other Former Square Enix Montreal Games Set to Shut Down

Studio Onoma, formerly known as Square Enix Montreal, has removed several games from the App Store and Google Play Store, including Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, Arena Battle Champions, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes. announced. .

The game will be removed from the storefront on December 1st and players will no longer be able to access the game after January 4th, 2023. In-game purchases were also immediately suspended, but players can continue to use in-game purchases they have already made. However, it will not be refunded if unused.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Onoma’s parent company, Embracer Group, was closing the studio and moving its staff to Eidos Montreal. Onoma, formerly known as Square Enix Montreal, was purchased by Embracer Group in May, along with the rest of Square Enix’ western studio.

However, it just changed its name to Onoma last month, making the studio’s closure seem even more puzzling.Onoma is the mobile game of popular franchises such as Deus Ex and Tomb Raider, which spawned titles like Deus Ex Go and Lara Croft Go. best known for

Eidos Montreal is reportedly backing Microsoft with its Fable franchise. That’s no big surprise, considering Crystal Dynamics, another studio that Embracer Group bought from Square Enix, is backing The Initiative with Perfect Dark.

George Yang is a freelance writer for IGN. He has been writing about the industry since his 2019 and has worked with other publications such as Insider, Kotaku, NPR and Variety.

When he’s not writing about video games, George plays them. surprised! You can follow him on Twitter @Yinyangfooey.

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