Deus Ex Go, the turn-based puzzle game entry in the cyberpunk-dystopian franchise, will be unavailable in less than a month. Square Enix Montreal, which was acquired by Swedish game company Embracer Group in May, developed Deus Ex Go.
While Embracer rebranded the studio as Onoma in October, it was announced less than a month later that it was closing the mobile games developer.
Deus Ex Go, Arena Battle Champions, Hitman Sniper: The Shadows, and Space Invaders: Hidden Heroes will no longer be available after January 4th, 2023, according to Onoma.
Furthermore, they will be removed from Google Play and the Apple App Store on December 1st, and you will only be able to play them until that date if you already have them on your device.
When you launch any of those games, you’ll notice that in-game purchases are no longer available. You will also not be refunded if you do not use any remaining in-game purchases before the games are shut down.
Deus Ex Go was released in 2016 by the then-Square Enix Montreal studio. To play, you must move series protagonist Adam Jensen between hexagonal grid nodes, hacking computers or activating his augmentations.
Square Enix quickly followed up with an update that allowed you to create your own puzzles and challenges. It’s an old game by this point, but according to Kotaku, it was one of the best in the series.
While the Embracer acquisition has resulted in the demise of Deus Ex Go, it may also herald the birth of a new mainline Deus Ex title.
The game publisher, which has been acquiring studios and IPs at a rapid pace in recent years, also acquired Eidos Montreal as part of the same deal that gave it ownership of Square Enix Montreal.
When the deal was announced, Eidos stated that it intends to revive the Deus Ex series, and recent reports indicate that a game is now in very early development.