Square Enix shuts down its India studio after one year, no games

Square Enix has shut down its operations in Mumbai, India, former Square Enix India Vice President Atul Vibhandik confirmed to MCV. He didn't offer additional comments.

Square Enix India was established in 2013 and employed six people, all of whom have been laid off. The studio didn't produce any games.

Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda said on April 1 that the company would focus less on global markets and re-shift to its roots in JRPGs. Matsuda said at the time, "Regardless of whether they're for smartphone or console, there's a difficult element to developing global titles, so we'll be making them without focusing too much on the 'global' aspect. For example, in the past, when we developed console games with a worldwide premise, we lost our focus, and not only did they end up being games that weren't for the Japanese, but they ended up being incomplete titles that weren't even fit for a global audience."
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.