Square Enix cancels Just Cause: Mobile game after prolonged delays

Jul 4, 2023, 9:24 AM UTC
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Square Enix cancels Just Cause: Mobile game after prolonged delays
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Square Enix, the renowned video game developer and publisher, has officially announced the cancellation of its much-anticipated mobile game, Just Cause: Mobile. Despite being available in regional early access since November 2021, the game never saw a full global launch. This decision comes as a culmination of the title’s troubled development, plagued by continuous delays and challenges. Square Enix’s brand lead, Anne-Lou Grosbois-Favreau, confirmed the cancellation, expressing gratitude to the fans for their support.

Just Cause: Mobile was unveiled during The Game Awards in December 2020, generating significant excitement among gaming enthusiasts. Promoted as a free-to-play action shooter set in the beloved Just Cause universe, the game aimed to offer players a compelling experience with single-player, four-player co-op, and 30-person competitive multiplayer modes. Originally planned for a 2021 release, the game made its way to regional early access in Singapore. However, the project encountered several setbacks, ultimately leading to indefinite delays and the discontinuation of regional early access programs in February.

Square Enix’s decision to cancel Just Cause: Mobile was met with mixed reactions from fans who had eagerly awaited its release. Anne-Lou Grosbois-Favreau acknowledged the difficulty of delivering such news, particularly to loyal fans who had been patiently anticipating the game. The company expressed sincere appreciation for the support received and emphasized that all purchases of Blue Diamonds, the in-game currency, made during regional early access had been fully refunded when the program concluded in February.

As part of the cancellation, Square Enix swiftly removed Just Cause: Mobile from digital stores, leaving no trace of the game’s existence. The official Twitter account and website associated with the project were also taken down, signaling the finality of the decision. This comprehensive removal has left fans and the gaming community with only memories of what could have been.

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Despite the disappointment surrounding Just Cause: Mobile, Square Enix has reassured fans that the cancellation of the mobile game does not affect the future of the Just Cause franchise as a whole. The company remains committed to delivering high-quality experiences in the series and is actively exploring new possibilities for the franchise’s expansion. Square Enix’s dedication to maintaining the integrity of Just Cause, coupled with its vast resources and expertise, raises hope for the next chapter in the beloved open-world action-adventure series.

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