Just a year after entering the market, Square Enix has shut down its India operations without having released a single game.
Square Enix India was set up with a view to developing mobile games for the Indian market in collaboration with Indian developers. While it did not develop games itself, Square Enix India’s in-house team of producers were said to have been working with several developers across India on various projects, neither of which got the green light from Square Enix HQ in Japan.
We contacted Atul Vibhandik, now ex-vice president of Square Enix India, and while he refused to comment on the matter, he did confirm that Square Enix HQ had indeed decided to close its India operations.
Square Enix’s India office comprised of six employees, all of whom have now been laid off.
MCV India has more details.