Video Game Studio Goes Through Expensive Rebrand, Is Then Immediately Shut Down
Embracer Group is hitting both gamers and its developers with a one-two punch today with the announcement that it is shutting down Onoma.
According to Bloomberg, the recently renamed studio Onoma’s staff were informed of the shutdown during a meeting Tuesday. The closure will reportedly affect about 200 employees. Some of the employees were reportedly offered roles at its sister company, Eidos Montréal, which Embracer also bought from Square Enix. Bloomberg also reported that Eidos Montréal is working on a new Deus Ex game that is “very, very early” in development and co-developing a new Fable game alongside Microsoft-owned development studio Playground Games, alongside an entirely new IP.