Whatever happened to the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake?

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Whatever happened to the Final Fantasy XI mobile remake?

Do you remember ages ago, when Final Fantasy XI first announced that it was scaling back to a maintenance mode and a new mobile remake of the title was announced by Square-Enix in partnership with Nexon? Probably not, because that was back in 2015, and that screenshot we have as the header is basically the only official screenshot we have. Since then, the news on it has been… nothing. Not long stretches of silence; five years of complete silence and no further information.

All right, complete silence is hyperbole, but only just.

About the two biggest bits of information we have were some artist work that was uploaded and then removed in May of this year and an entry for the version (labeled as Final Fantasy XI R²) in the August investor report from Nexon. So we know it’s not cancelled, especially since Square-Enix doesn’t tend to be coy about announcing project cancellations when they happen and Nexon has been cancelling lots of stuff lately. Even the Reddit roundup of information has basically nothing (save a few additional “no comment” responses and some apparent job listings). Considering that the original FFXI is receiving brand-new story content, it doesn’t appear this mobile version is going anywhere fast.

Source: The complete lack of an official site

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Oleg Chebeneev

Im actually waiting for this. Could be the best MMO for mobiles

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Daniel Miller

One more thing that the publisher didn’t note but a fact. When nexon downsized after Disney fallout, nexon canceled many games. But ffxi was assured at that time not to be cancelled.

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Daniel Miller

Keep in mind 2022 is 20 year anniversary. And big announcements. Probably here about it late 2021 and it will be shown off 2022

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Greaterdivinity

SOURCE: THE COMPLETE LACK OF AN OFFICIAL SITE

I’m dead, Eliot.

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EvasiveDice

It’s still being made as far as I know but their being extremely tight lipped. They must be taking extremely serious with no leaks getting out. It will be a huge flagship game so I can understand the secrecy for now.

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Sorenthaz

I mean they probably have to do a huge amount of work considering the game’s age and how much stuff has to be adjusted to be mobile friendly.

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Strykerx88

I imagine it will be much like the Black Desert mobile version in terms of how it exists alongside the original.