Say goodbye to Square Enix's “GO” mobile games

Say goodbye to Square Enix's “GO” mobile games
If you haven't heard about the GO mobile series, you're probably not a gamer. Hitman GO, Lara Craft GO, and Deus Ex GO are among the best turn-based games launched on mobile devices, but that doesn't mean they have achieved financial success as well.

During a recent interview with, Patrick Naud, Studio Head at Square Enix Montreal, said that his company is not working on other games in the GO series and that there are no plans for the franchise going forward.

Even though all three GO mobile games have been a great success for the studio, it appears that not many people are playing them because they are premium games that aren't available for free.

The good news is the studio will not stop making good mobile games, as Naud points out Square Enix Montreal is determined to craft the best games in the industry. For the moment, no other games are in development at Square Enix Montreal, but we wouldn't be surprised to hear the studio is porting yet another popular PC franchise to mobile.



1. Jacksie66 unregistered

3 fantastic games. I bought all 3 of them. Looks like freemium games are destroying the industry. I'm more than happy to pay a few euro for quality games.

2. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Once developers get a taste of that in-app purchase, they get greedy.

3. rouyal

Posts: 1598; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

I’ve got just Hitman and Lara Croft. Good time killers for the waiting room.

4. Valbunny

Posts: 12; Member since: May 11, 2018

This is the exact reason I pretty much exclusively purchase premium games. There are very few free to play games that I will take the time to download and play. However, I do not think freemium killing the industry, I think largely they are declining compared to five years ago. I think currently, the mobile market is the strongest it has ever been. A lot of ports are coming from popular franchises, Civilization VI, Darkest Dungeon, PUBG Mobile, Fortnite, Black Desert Mobile, Hello Neighbor. Some are free, some are paid, but the quality of free games is increasing, and micro-transactions/pay2win/freemium aren't the only options anymore. What IS killing the mobile platform from being a widely accepted is no one is willing to spend even a dollar on them... For various reasons.

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