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Embracer is tossing Square Enix mobile games on the scrapheap

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Onoma, the studio formerly known as Square Enix Montreal, will be shutting down mobile titles Arena Battle Champions, Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes on January 4.

2023. Breaking the news on social media, the Embracer-owned studio said that in-game purchases for those titles will be stopped immediately, and that all four will be removed from app stores on December 1, 2022, before being scrapped.Square Enix Montreal was purchased by Embracer Group earlier this year alongside other key Square Enix studios and franchises, including Tomb Raider and Deus Ex.

The Canadian outfit was rebranded as Onoma in October to help it "connect with multiple audiences," but was then shuttered by Embracer a few weeks later.

Prior to the Embracer purchase, Square Enix Montreal was best known for working on mobile games such as Hitman Go and Deus Ex Go, and was reportedly shuttered by Embracer so the Swedish conglomerate can focus solely on console and PC development.

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