Nexon and Square Enix team up to bring their MMORPG Final Fantasy XI to mobile devices

Written by AndrewH

If Nintendo teaming up with DeNA to create their IPs to mobile deices wasn’t hell freezing over remodel which will today’s news about Square Enix and Nexon will have the ability to pull that off. After Square Enix announced that no more major Final Fantasy games would be visiting mobile after Final Fantasy VI, as a result of large amount of reasons, today Nexon and Square Enix have announced that they are teaming up to bring Final Fantasy XI to mobile devices. What is even crazier is the fact that finances confirmation of a Western release, therefore it won’t be Japan only.

The reason why Final Fantasy XI is chosen rather than the next obvious choice, that being Final Fantasy VII, is because this is an MMORPG so lots of what needs to be rendered may happen server-side. Because it stands, this release will be a mobile form of Final Fantasy Xi and just what that exactly means remains to be seen. What both companies have said is that the content, visuals, and pretty much everything will be optimized for mobile gameplay.

Nexon Korea will leverage FINAL FANTASY XI’s compelling storyline, engaging content and impressive graphics while optimizing features for smartphone and mobile devices to produce an immersive, responsive and dynamic experience for mobile users.? These optimizations includes improving party organizing systems, enriching solo-play functionality, improving battle functionality and enhancing in-game events featuring.

Screenshot from the PC Version

So don’t be surprised most, if not completely, of the happy to be produced available and while the visuals within the PC version are pretty impressive, mobile gamers should be expecting visuals to some similar degree. What’s really interesting would be that the game will be released onto tablets and smartphones, not only tablets.

We are thrilled to partner with SQUARE ENIX to create this amazing franchise to mobile audiences all over the world. We’re excited to bolster our partnership with SQUARE ENIX with the addition of one of their best titles to the portfolio, as we continue to leverage our game development and global publishing expertise to provide high-quality experiences to gamers around the world. – Owen Mahoney, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nexon

So when are we able to expect Final Fantasy XI to be released? Well right now there is just a general 2016 time period therefore we will have a bit of a wait. Obviously if your beta happens we are throughout that. Between Nintendo and DeNA teaming up, and today this, we have a lot to look toward in the next Twelve months.