Square Enix Montreal Won’t Make Any More “GO” Games

Square Enix Montreal introduced lots of their properties to mobiles in an enormous approach, with Deus Ex GO, Tomb Raider GO, and Hitman GO adapting these IP for mobiles as nice puzzle video games that concurrently managed to remain true to the spirit of the franchise. Sadly, nevertheless, it looks as if there gained’t be any extra of those video games made going ahead.

Speaking to PC Games Insider (by way of Pocket Gamer), studio head Patrick Naud famous that the cell market is just not favorable for paid video games and apps- and that that has precipitated Square Enix Montreal to reassess continued work on the collection.

“I have to say no [we’re not working on other Go games], I’m sorry,” Naud mentioned. “The Go collection was an amazing journey for us as a studio. We’ve finished the three video games, we’ve seen the wind. The hardest component is making premium video games on cell.

“It’s one of many challenges now we have in the present day is the premium cell market is diminishing. You’ve bought an increasing number of high-quality free titles so there are even fewer and fewer folks inclined to strive one thing that won’t be free.

“Despite the crucial success and the nice income we’ve had, it’s unhappy to see that our video games are solely performed by a small slither of the inhabitants due to the value level. That’s such an enormous barrier for cell customers. Lots of people devour cell video games solely and so they have all these choices, all these video games; why ought to they make investments cash on this one except they’re very satisfied?

“That doesn’t imply they gained’t spend in-game, however they need to spend on a sport that they’re certain they’re going to love. The notion of alternative makes it that even when it’s solely $5, that’s an excessive amount of.”

It’s a disgrace that it has come to this, however it’s laborious to disclaim the reality of his words- the cell market doesn’t worth video games. It gained’t spend cash on a sport, not whilst a lot as it might on a coffee- why ought to it, when there are numerous free alternate options? Unfortunately, this additionally signifies that prime quality premium cell video games, just like the GO video games, undergo consequently.

It’s a shame- however when you’ve got but to test these titles out, I do encourage you to select up your telephone and buy them. They’re definitely worth the cash, and they’re very, very, superb.

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