Square Enix has just announced that it will close Mobius Final Fantasy, a free role-playing game originally released in 2016. The game’s servers have been offline in Japan since December, and as of this morning, the study has made it clear that the version global will close on June 30, 2020. Updates and in-game events will continue to take place in the coming months, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, although sales of Magicite (affordable currency in the game) ends in March.
It seems that Square Enix has not yet bothered to update the Play Store list for Mobius Final Fantasy to inform users that the game will end in six months, but at least, the company has published the appropriate information on your website. Then, after closing the game servers in Japan last December, it is now clear that the global version will close in mid-2020. To see the full calendar, read below.
■ Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. PST (UTC-8)
・ End of service notification (this notice)
■ Mar. 31, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. PDT (UTC-7)
・ End of sales of “Magicite” in the global version of the game
* Any “Magicite” purchased can be used until the end of the service.
■ June 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. PDT (UTC-7)
· End of service
As you can see, the previous timeline specifically details that all purchases in the application in Mobius Final Fantasy will end on March 31. However, any unused currency will remain viable until the game servers close on June 30. I guess this is a good way to ensure that players do not get caught with any unused currency, although it makes me wonder how those who invested heavily in this title feel about the impending closure. I guess as the years go by, we will see more and more free mobile game closures since these titles inevitably go out of style to the new and bright, although it raises the question of whether any of the IAPs with an excessive price was ever worth it when it is clear that the developers will cut ties with this type of games in the second Cost effective time.