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Former studio Sq. Enix Montreal rebrands as Onoma
It’s all Greek to me
The studio previously often known as Sq. Enix Montreal has now rebranded as “Onoma” — The identify change comes following the outfit’s acquisition by Swedish holding firm Embracer Group.
In a press release on the studio’s glowing contemporary web site, Onoma reveals that it went via over 160 identify options earlier than selecting the brand new identify, which is Greek for “identify” and was chosen attributable to its simple pronunciation in virtually any language — most notably French and English, the native languages of the French-Canadian studio.
“Our energy has at all times been our means to evolve and adapt to developments and market adjustments,” reads the assertion. “Our rebrand as Studio Onoma is another transformation that we’re excited to tackle. Our new model identification will function an umbrella to a number of merchandise, packages, and initiatives, every with distinct personalities.”
Onoma was acquired from Sq. Enix by Embracer Group again in Might of this yr, in a wise and profitable deal that additionally included confirmed builders Eidos Montreal and Crystal Dynamics, in addition to a catalog of well-known and profitable IPs together with Legacy of Kain, Thief, Deus Ex, and, most notably, Tomb Raider. The $300 million (USD) acquisition was lastly accomplished in August.
“Our identify and look might need modified,” concludes the developer’s assertion, “however we’re nonetheless us: a studio that empowers creativity and innovation and at all times places folks earlier than merchandise. (Simply in a brand new and improved model!)”