Remember the Final Fantasy 7 battle royale which Square Enix released as part of plans to extend the game’s universe? Well, it seems the Japanese publisher thinks that keeping the title going is counter-productive.
Posted on its official Twitter of the title, Square Enix announces that they will shut down the title’s services on both Android and iOS.
[End of Service Notice]
We are regretful to announce that we will be ending service for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023.
We would like to thank you all for all your support over the past year.https://t.co/XvNOVv2EVs#FF7FS pic.twitter.com/aNVI4iHle4
— FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER_EN｜FF7FS (@FFVII_FS_EN) October 12, 2022
The statement read the following:
“It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the end of service for Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier. We will be ending service at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023.”
Square Enix says that despite their efforts to bring regular updates with content, they couldn’t deliver the experience they hoped for. This prompted them to end service for the title.
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“Despite all our efforts to bring you regular updates with fresh and exciting content, we haven’t been able to deliver the experience that we were hoping to – and that you all deserve – so we have made the extremely tough decision to end service for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier”.
As of writing this, the in-game shop stopped selling Shinra Credits. Anyone who currently owns them can use them till the shutdown period. The support for the non-English version will end on November 1, 2022.
Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier is the second live service title by the Japanese publisher to shut down. The other title is Babylon’s Fall, published by the company and developed by Platinum Games.
The developers assured that Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier will receive updates until the shutdown. Hopefully, the title will see a respectable and great send-off.