Embracer Group is hitting up both its gamers and developers today with its announcement that it will be shutting down Onoma.
according to Bloomberg, employees of the recently renamed studio Onoma were told of the closure during a meeting on Tuesday. The shutdown will reportedly affect about 200 employees. Some employees were reportedly offered roles at her sister company, Eidos Montréal, which Embracer also bought from Square Enix. Bloomberg I also mentioned that Eidos Montréal is working on The former god A ‘Very Too Early’ game is in development and co-development of a new game myth A game alongside Microsoft-owned development studio Playground Games, along with a brand new IP.
The Embracer Group has reportedly decided to close Onoma, a studio it bought just in May to cut the scope and cost of making games. This news comes after the video game publisher Renamed the studioformerly known as Square Enix Montréal, just last month.
The Canadian developer was known for mobile games like Ex god goAnd the hitman go, And the Tomb Raider Joe, And he has an iOS and Android game for Avatar: Another Airbender in development. according to Bloomberg Reporter Jason Schreyer, one of the canceled projects Onoma was working on was a Weird things-A cycling inspired game.
Embracer is a Swedish game company that owns other studios, including Gearbox Interactive, THQ Nordic, and others.
Back when Embracer first bought Onoma from Square Enix, the publisher announced that it would focus on making sequels, remasters, reworks, and spin-offs for older games like Tomb riderAnd the The former godAnd the Thief, And the Kane’s Legacy. She also announced that she will be making “Transmedia projects” like the upcoming Tomb rider Anime series on Netflix.
“We see growth opportunities centered around major franchises and AAA games,” Phil Rogers, director of Embracer-owned CDE Entertainment, said. Tell GameIndustry.biz. “Closing our QA department and studio Onoma is a difficult decision and we have taken it very carefully. We thank all these team members for their contributions over the years and hope to find suitable placements for as many as possible.”
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