And now, we announce the closure of a Square-Enix MMO. No, not Final Fantasy XIV and not Final Fantasy XI; those are both going strong, obviously. It’s Dragon Quest X, which for some reason still has not been localized for Western shores. It had been localized for a Chinese release, but apparently that didn’t work out so well and the game has announced its Chinese shutdown date for May 30th.
What does this mean for the main game in Japan? Probably nothing. What does it mean for North American fans still holding out hope for localization? We really couldn’t begin to guess; the company has said that it hasn’t given up on localizing the game, although the odds of of that certainly seem lower now that the Chinese service is facing a sunset. Our condolences to the Chinese fans affected by the shutdown, even if the non-localization of the title remains oddly baffling.