Mobius Final Fantasy Announces Impending Server Shutdown
It looks like Square Enix is shuffling another one of its gacha games into the discard pile. The Japanese publisher announced on Wednesday that mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy is slated shutdown later this year. Originally released for mobile in Japan in 2015, the title was released globally in August 2016, roughly a year before it came to PC via Steam with an accompanying Final Fantasy VII Remake collab event.
Square Enix took to the official Mobius Final Fantasy website to break the disheartening news to its player base, which has waned in recent years. “After many difficult discussions, Square Enix ended service for the Japanese version of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY in December 2019, after the Warrior of Despair story concluded,” the post states.
Service for the global version of the game will continue until the Warrior of Despair story has concluded on June 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7), at which time service for it, too, will end.”
This isn’t the only Square Enix gacha game to have gotten the axe in recent memory. The Global version of its mobile title Star Ocean Anamnesis was shutdown for good last year, though in that case the original Japanese version of the title was allowed to continue running. This is, unfortunately, the nature of gacha games. Not all of them are destined to run for extended periods of time, and only the lucky few at Square Enix – Final Fantasy Record Keeper and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, to name a few – have continued to thrive throughout the years.
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