Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier, the mobile multiplayer battle royale, is kicking off in January. The news comes a month after the game’s one-year anniversary, launching for iOS and Android in November 2021.
Square Enix says it thinks it hasn’t delivered the experience it’s aiming for, so it will begin shutting down the service starting today. a roadmap on sport Website Lists a three-step sunset schedule. Today, you can no longer buy Shinra credits from the shop, but you can spend your own credits until the game closes. On November 1, support for non-English localization will end (meaning text will only be displayed in English going forward). Finally, on January 11, The First Soldier goes offline for good.
Here is the full announcement of termination of service via Twitter,
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the termination of Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier. We will terminate service at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023.
Despite all our efforts to bring you regular updates with fresh and exciting content, we haven’t been able to deliver the experience we were hoping for, and that you all deserve, so we have taken the utmost difficulty of ending the service for the finale. Has decided. Fantasy VII The First Soldier.
We would like to thank you all for supporting us over the past year.
Although it’s only a little less than 3 months since the service ended, we’ll continue to update during this time, so we hope you continue to enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII The First Soldier until the end.
October 12th, 2022 – On behalf of everyone in the FF7FS team
was the first soldier Detected in February 2021 Along with another mobile FFVII RPG, Ever Crisis (which is yet to be released but a closed beta is planned for this year). The third-person battle royale took place before the events of FFVII and pitted 75 players against each other as SOLDIER candidates. In addition to using firearms, players also cast magic and summons. square said before First Soldier was an attempt to attract a wider fanbase to the FFVII universe while giving existing fans a new way to enjoy its myths.
Unfortunately, this isn’t the first Square Enix published multiplayer game to get the ax this year. Babylon’s Fall is also a live-service action RPG from Platinum Games closing in februaryLess than a year after its poor launch.
While The First Soldier is leaving, a lot of FFVII content is in the pipeline. As mentioned earlier, Ever Crisis remains on the dock, and Crisis Corps: Final Fantasy VII Reunion Releasing on 13th December. Final Fantasy VII RebornThe follow-up to the remake, set to launch next winter.