Will Final Fantasy XI ever die? It seemed that way when the PS2 version of the game was finally shut off earlier this month, but Square is now preparing to launch a new version in its place: a FFXI port for mobile devices. Given Japan’s current gaming market, it makes sense….though perhaps not as much as porting their much fresher MMO, FFXIV.
Square showed off the first-ever released screenshots of the mobile FFXI during the Nexon Developer Conference in South Korea today. They lie below:
Note that Square already announced it had made all the additional worlds and updates to the story it ever plans to. At least, that’s the current statement from the company. But if they’re going through all this effort to keep FFXI alive, is something else up?
The port is currently in development for both iOS and Android, and runs off Unreal Engine 4.