Rumor: Nexon’s Final Fantasy XI mobile remake has been cancelled

    
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Ahem.

It looks as if the sun has finally set on the never-materialized mobile remake of Final Fantasy XI, as Korean site MTN is reporting that the project has been cancelled. The reasons cited are the usual ones, with development not progressing smoothly and difficulties in adapting the game’s systems to work within a mobile environment. Employees will supposedly be redirected to other projects within Nexon’s various departments, so no one will lose their jobs over it.

This probably comes as no real surprise given the fact that the project had long languished with minimal news at best, not to mention the obvious difficulties in making the game feel like itself despite being a very grind-heavy experience that was optimized for PC and console play. Still, if you had been hoping for the remake to turn out well… maybe it’s time to let go of those hopes at long last. It appears to be gone.

Source: MTN via Reddit
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Oleg Chebeneev

Shame. Ive been waiting for it

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Malcolm Swoboda

“Whatever.”

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Michael Fuchs

Nexon cancelling things? Shocking. Too bad though. Was looking forward to trying it.

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I would have loved to see it, but it probably would have been monetized to death anyway. It is probably better this way.

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Danny Smith

Not that surprised. I wouldn’t be shocked if they took it in house like they have the last few outsourced final fantasy titles that got scuttled. Especially with every other 3d FF game remastered they are kind of running out of games to resell, until the next kingdom hearts “x.xx version x” rererererelease that is.

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Eamil

Unsurprising, but regrettable, if only because the graphics of the mobile version were looking pretty slick. I might have given it a whirl just to see Vana’diel with a new coat of paint.

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Christopher Allcock

It’s a shame as I would get behind another version of the game with a few QoL and UI tweeks, but if the orginal game is still going, that’s still the best option.

If I remember correctly this mobile version was going to be done as the original game was already deemed ‘dead’ but SE so Nexon probably saw reaping in profits having the sole active version