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Embracer Is Shutting Down Square Enix Mobile Games With No Refunds

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Several Square Enix Montreal mobile titles will be shutting down in early 2023. Affected games include Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes, and Arena Battle Champions. Games will not be playable on January 4th.


The games will be permanently removed from Google Play and the Apple App Store on December 1, while in-game purchases will no longer be available today. What’s most irritating about the announcement, though, is that it appears that players who paid for Deus Ex Go won’t be able to access it after the deadline.

Related: Embracer Group Won’t Bring Back Our Favorite Square Enix Games

TheGamer checked, and at the time of writing, Deus Ex Go is still available on the App Store, selling for Β£4.49. The game has an Editor’s Choice Award and is a highly rated strategy puzzler. But according to its creators: “Current players will not be able to access the games after January 4.” That’s right, it looks like a game that customers paid money for will be deliberately made unplayable in a little over a month.

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Embracer Group bought the rights to Deus Ex, Hitman, and Tomb Raider from Square Enix earlier this year, and the conglomerate has decided to shut down some of the mobile titles based on these series. Those who made in-game purchases shouldn’t expect any refunds either. “We recommend that previous in-game purchases be used before January 4th as they will not be refunded,” the now-defunct studio Onoma (formerly known as Square Enix Montreal) announced on its Twitter page.

Embracer changed the name of the studio to Onoma last month, but just weeks later announced it was shutting down the developer, with around 200 people affected. It is currently unknown what will happen to the studio’s other titles, such as Hitman Go, Lara Croft Go, and the original Hitman: Sniper.

The reasons why Embracer is doing this are unclear, but it is known that the company is not that interested in mobile games. It shouldn’t be a question of rights. According to gaming journalist. jason schreierEmbracer’s choice to shut down Onoma stems from the company’s pivot to focus only on PC and consoles.

For those who want to play these games, be sure to get your sessions in before January 4th. After that, the only way to play will be to manually install a copy of the APK found online, but it wouldn’t steal a game, would it? ?

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