Embracer removes Square Enix Montreal's Deus ExGO from app stores

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Embracer removes Square Enix Montreal’s Deus ExGO from app stores

Mobile game development studio Square Enix Montreal unveiled its new brand identity in October, shortly before closing.

In another backlash for Onoma, formerly Square Enix Montreal, which closed its doors three weeks ago: its new owner, the Swedish group Embracer, announced that it would remove from the App Store and Google Play Store application stores a handful of mobile games made by the Montreal studio.

Among the titles that will be retired on December 1st is the popular puzzle game Deus Ex GO, which is consistently among the top 100 titles for puzzle games on the App Store.

People who have purchased this game, for less of $10, will no longer be able to start a game there as of January 4, 2023, even if the application is downloaded on their smartphone.

Free mobile games Arena Battle Champions, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes will suffer the same fate.

We encourage you to redeem in-game purchases by January 4th as they will not be refunded, reads a statement from the studio posted on Twitter.

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The Swedish group Embracer, a video game juggernaut, acquired Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal last May, acquiring the intellectual property rights to numerous series, including Tomb Raider and Deus Ex. renamed the latter studio Onoma in October, with a new brand identity. She created the surprise by announcing less than three weeks later that this studio would close.

The closing […] of our Onoma studio is a difficult decision which we have taken with great care and consideration. “We greatly thank the entire team for their contributions over the years and look forward to reassigning as many as possible to new roles,” Phil Rogers, director of CDE Entertainment, a subsidiary of CDE Entertainment, said in a statement. 'Embracer Group.

Some of Onoma's approximately 200 staff members have been reassigned to Eidos Montreal.

Onoma was working on the augmented reality title Space Invaders, whose fate is still unknown. The studio did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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