Final Fantasy Grandmasters Smartphone Game Ends Service on April 25

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
Spinoff of Final Fantasy XI game launched in Japan in 2015

Square Enix announced on Saturday that it will end service on its Final Fantasy Grandmasters smartphone game on April 25. The game halted sales of in-game "Gem" items on Saturday.

Square Enix released the smartphone game in Japan only in 2015. The game is a spinoff of the Final Fantasy XI game and is free to play.

Square (later Square Enix) originally released Final Fantasy XI for PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PC in 2002. The company released the final main scenario for the game in November 2015, and then shut down the servers for the PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the game on March 31, 2016. The PC version is still available.

Nexon Korea was recruiting staff for a smartphone edition of the Final Fantasy XI game as of last May. Square Enix originally revealed plans for a smartphone version of Final Fantasy XI in March 2015, with plans to release the game in 2016.

Sources: Final Fantasy Grandmasters' website, 4Gamer (Chihiro)

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