A milestone: Final Fantasy XI–the Final Fantasy collection’ first MMO–turned 20 this week and stays playable on-line. With new content material coming, the sport’s builders have indicated that will not change anytime quickly regardless of the explosive reputation of its successor.
In an interview with Famitsu this week, the producer and director of Final Fantasy XI dispelled rumors that Square Enix was planning to close down the getting old MMORPG this 12 months. Those rumors might originate from the cancellation of the cellular port final 12 months.
Final Fantasy XI initially launched on PlayStation 2 and PC in 2002, and on Xbox 360 in 2006. However, Square Enix took the PS2 and 360 variations offline in 2016, and the sport has since been PC-only. The cessation and cancellation of help for various platforms do not signify the top of a recreation’s life, although. Despite the runaway success of the more moderen Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix nonetheless releases new content material for Final Fantasy XI.
Square Enix government Naoki Yoshida
For the anniversary, the corporate launched a brand new installment of the newest growth and is providing rewards to gamers who log on this month. Square Enix additionally launched two anniversary web sites for Final Fantasy XI and can maintain a Reddit AMA with its builders on May 23.
Final Fantasy XI is not the one MMO nonetheless going after a number of a long time. Runescape is only a 12 months older, and EverQuest has operated repeatedly since 1999. Among the oldest still-playable MMOs are Ultima Online (1997) and Meridian 59 (1996).