Everyone’s reacting to the lockbox laws in Belgium in different ways, but Square-Enix has apparently decided that it’s easiest to just peace out of the entire issue. Three mobile titles from the publisher (Mobius Final Fantasy, Dissidia Final Fantasy Opera Omnia, and Kingdom Hearts Union X) will all be shut down in the region in the near future, ranging from November 30th for Mobius to December 19th for Dissidia. The company advises players to spend any purchased currency before then.
There’s been nothing shared yet on any plans to compensate players, as the titles themselves aren’t shutting down anywhere other than Belgium; all three are free-to-play mobile titles, although Mobius Final Fantasy is also available on Steam. Meanwhile, players in Belgium and elsewhere were informed about a Final Fantasy XV collaboration with Final Fantasy XIV, although at this point we only know about the crossover portion in Final Fantasy XV. Presumably we’ll learn more about the FFXIV content during next week’s fan festival in Las Vegas.