Last Fantasy VII The First Soldier, the cell multiplayer battle royale, is being shut down in January. The information comes a month shy of the sport’s one-year anniversary, having launched for iOS and Android in November 2021.
Sq. Enix states that it feels it hasn’t delivered the expertise it aimed for, so it’ll start winding down service beginning right this moment. A roadmap on the sport’s web site lists a three-step sunsetting schedule. As we speak, you possibly can now not buy Shinra credit from the store, however you possibly can nonetheless spend the credit you personal till the sport shuts down. On November 1, assist for non-English localization ends (that means textual content will solely be displayed in English going ahead). Lastly, on January 11, The First Soldier goes offline for good.
This is the total Finish of Service announcement through Twitter:
It’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’re asserting the top of service for Last Fantasy VII The First Soldier. We will probably be ending service at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023.
Regardless of all our efforts to carry you common updates with contemporary and thrilling content material, we haven’t been capable of ship the expertise that we had been hoping to, and that you just all deserve, so now we have made the extraordinarily powerful determination to finish service for Last Fantasy VII The First Soldier.
We want to thanks all for supporting us over the previous yr.
Though there’s solely rather less than 3 months till service ends, we’ll proceed to make updates throughout this time, so we hope you’ll proceed to get pleasure from Last Fantasy VII The First Soldier till the very finish.
October 12, 2022 – From everybody on the FF7FS staff
The First Soldier was revealed in February 2021 alongside one other cell FFVII RPG, Ever Disaster (which has but to launch however has a closed beta deliberate for this yr). The third-person battle royale happened earlier than the occasions of FFVII and pit 75 gamers towards one another as SOLDIER candidates. Along with utilizing firearms, gamers wield magic and even summons. Sq. beforehand acknowledged The First Soldier was an try to draw a wider fanbase to the FFVII universe whereas giving current followers a brand new technique to get pleasure from its mythos.
Sadly, this is not the primary Sq. Enix printed multiplayer sport to get the axe this yr. Babylon’s Fall, Platinum Video games’ live-service motion RPG, can also be being shutdown in February, lower than a yr after its ill-received launch.
Whereas The First Soldier goes away, loads of FFVII content material is within the pipeline. As beforehand talked about, Ever Disaster stays on the docket, and Disaster Core: Last Fantasy VII Reunion releases on December 13. Last Fantasy VII Rebirth, the follow-up to Remake, is scheduled to launch subsequent winter.