Arduous as it’s to imagine, Last Fantasy XI is celebrating its twentieth anniversary this yr. After being out there for this lengthy, some followers are understandably involved that the sport won’t be round for for much longer. In a brand new interview with Famitsu (translated by SiliconEra), director Yoji Fujito confirmed that Sq. Enix doesn’t have any plans to finish the sport “anytime quickly.” That is thrilling information for these nonetheless having fun with the sport, and hopefully it implies that the Last Fantasy MMO will proceed to thrive for a very long time to return.
“Because of previous feedback, there could also be some people who find themselves anxious that the sport might be shutting down in 2022,” Fujito advised Famitsu, “however I do not suppose you’ll have to be involved about that occuring anytime quickly.”
Following Fujito’s feedback, producer Akihiko Matsui additionally advised the outlet that Sq. Enix needs the workforce to “proceed doing FFXI.” Last Fantasy XI debuted again in 2002, and has been launched on PlayStation 2, Xbox 360, and PC. Help for the PS2 and Xbox variations of the sport got here to an finish in 2016, leaving simply the PC model intact. A cellular model was introduced again in 2015, however noticed a number of delays, earlier than being formally cancelled final yr. For some Last Fantasy XI followers, that may have appeared like a foul omen, however it looks like there are not any plans to deliver the present model of the sport to an finish.
After all, the fact of most on-line video games is that they may finally need to shut down. For publishers like Sq. Enix, the price of sustaining servers may outweigh the advantages of supporting the sport in some unspecified time in the future. That is one profit that almost all numbered Last Fantasy entries have over the MMO video games, as gamers ought to nonetheless be capable to revisit them lengthy into the longer term. For now, followers of Last Fantasy XI will simply need to hope that the sport continues to see this sort of help for a lot of extra years to return!
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