Just Cause Mobile has been cancelled by Square Enix, following a brief period in limited early access. The game was originally set to launch in 2021 before suffering numerous delays and setbacks, which may have contributed to the decision to conclude development.
The game will be removed from digital storefronts shortly, and players will be refunded for any Blue Diamonds (in-game currency) purchased since the game launched in 2022.
‘It is with great sadness that we are announcing the end of development for Just Cause Mobile,’ Anne-Lou Grosbois-Favreau, global Just Cause brand lead at Square Enix, said of the closure. ‘As of tomorrow, 3 July 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.’
Just Cause Mobile was shaping up to be a unique adaptation of the beloved action-shooter franchise, with its competitive multiplayer approach being its real draw. The game would’ve allowed players to stomp through a solo story campaign set in the Just Cause universe, as well as competitive multiplayer modes, and dedicated four-player co-op missions.
Per statistics displayed on the Australian version of the Google Play Store, the game had been downloaded more than 100,000 times prior to its cancellation. Despite this, it appears the game will now vanish, with all service set to close from 3 July 2023.