Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper, Other Onoma Games to Shut Down

Onoma Deus Ex Go

Onoma, the developer formerly known as Square Enix Montreal, is shutting down several of its mobile titles, including Deus Ex Go and Hitman Sniper: The Shadows. These and certain other titles developed and maintained by Onoma will become inaccessible after January 4, 2023. [Thanks, Engadget!]

Onoma delivered the announcement via its Twitter account.

The announcement confirms that at least four games will be shut down by Onoma. These games are:

  • Deus Ex Go
  • Hitman Sniper: The Shadows
  • Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes
  • Arena Battle Champions

Starting on December 1, 2022, the games will be removed from the App Store and Google Play Store. After that, only players with the games already installed will be able to play them. The games themselves will become inaccessible after January 4, 2023. All in-game purchases were halted on November 23, 2022. Onoma advised players to use any prior purchases, as it will not issue refunds.

The news of Onoma shutting down games comes shortly after a story broke that Embracer Group intends to shutter the studio entirely. Embracer purchased Square Enix Montreal in May 2022 alongside several other former Square Enix studios like Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal.

Other than the games it’s shutting down, Onoma also developed titles like Hitman Go, and Lara Croft Go. Deus Ex Go was notable for its tie-in effects to Eidos Montreal’s Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Players who cleared the base game of Deus Ex Go were awarded “Praxis Kit” upgrades to use in Mankind Divided. It is not known if players of Mankind Divided will have a way to access those goodies after Deus Ex Go shuts down.

Deus Ex Go, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes, and Arena Battle Champions will be playable on Android and iOS until January 4, 2023.

Josh Tolentino
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