Embracer Сloses Several Square Enix Mobile Games
- Nov 07, 2022
Embracer Group, the company that owns THQ Nordic and Deep Silver, has shut down several mobile games from Square Enix. The games that have been shuttered are Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, Mobius Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts Union X[Cross].
This news was announced via a post on the Embracer Group website. The statement says that the decision to shut down the games was made after a "strategic review" of the company's mobile business.
"We have taken the decision to close down the operations for Final Fantasy: Brave Exvius, Mobius Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts Union X[Cross] as part of a strategic review of our mobile business," the statement reads. "This was a difficult decision to make, but we believe it is in the best interests of the company."
The games will be shut down on March 31, 2023. All in-app purchases have been disabled as of February 28, 2023. Any players who have purchased in-app items will be refunded.
This is not the first time that Embracer has shut down mobile games. In 2019, the company shut down several mobile games from its subsidiary, War Drum Studios. The games that were shuttered included Jurassic World Alive, Pirates of the Caribbean: Tides of War, and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes.
It is unclear why Embracer is shutting down these games. The company has not given a reason for the decision. However, it is likely that the games were not profitable.
This is a difficult time for the mobile gaming industry. Many companies are struggling to make money from mobile games. In 2019, several big names in the industry, including Zynga, Electronic Arts, and Kabam, laid off staff or shut down studios.
The mobile gaming industry is going through a tough time, but it is still possible for companies to find success. In 2019, Nintendo had a huge hit with its mobile game, Mario Kart Tour. The game was downloaded more than 150 million times and generated $1 billion in revenue.
It is unclear what the future holds for Square Enix's mobile games. The company still has several games in development, including a new game in the Final Fantasy series. It is possible that Square Enix will focus its efforts on these games and abandon the mobile market altogether.