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Square Enix cancels Just Cause Mobile before launch

The title was only ever made available through regional early access.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

July 3, 2023

1 Min Read
A screenshot from Just Cause Mobile showing a skirmish

Square Enix has scrapped Just Cause Mobile before handing it an official debut.

The free-to-play project had been available to download as part of a regional early access rollout, but has now been cancelled.

In a screenshot shared on the Just Cause subreddit, Square Enix brand manager Anne-Lou explained the title will be pulled from digital storefronts on July 3, 2023.

"It is with great sadness that we are announcing the end of development for Just Cause Mobile. As of tomorrow, July 3, 2023, the game will no longer appear on digital stores. It is never easy to put forth an announcement of this nature, especially to our fans who have been awaiting the release.

"We sincerely appreciate the support you have given us. Please note that any Blue Diamonds purchased during the Regional Early Access have been refunded in full to your Google Play Account on February 24, 2023. The server will also be deleted tomorrow (July 3) during the day."

A cached version of the Just Cause Mobile website described the title as an "action-shooter set in the explosive Just Cause universe and designed exclusively for mobile."

It promised a story campaign, 30-person competitive multiplayer, four-player co-op missions, and a unique movement system that leans on franchise staples like grapple guns, parachutes, and wing suits.

Game Developer has reached out to Square Enix to learn more about the cancellation.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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