Six years after its announcement, Sq.’s Last Fantasy 11 cell reboot is cancelled • Eurogamer.web


Recreation “not displaying the extent of artistic differentiation that gamers anticipate”.

Sq. Enix’s long-in-the-works Last Fantasy 11 reboot for cell units has, six years after its preliminary announcement, been formally cancelled.

Last Fantasy 11 R – a cell model of 2002’s PlayStation 2, PC, and later Xbox 360 MMORPG Last Fantasy 11 On-line – was initially unveiled again in March 2015 as a collaboration between Sq. Enix and on-line recreation specialist Nexon.

Leaked screenshots of the reboot emerged a yr later, however the recreation sailed proper by means of its initially deliberate 2016 launch window with barely a peep. Since then, information on the challenge has been sparse, however now, some six years after the sport’s unveiling, Sq. and Nexon have lastly confirmed what many had lengthy suspected: growth has formally ceased.

Last Fantasy 11 – Opening Film.

Nexon initially shared phrase of Last Fantasy 11 R’s cancellation throughout an earnings name final month (following unverified studies of the sport’s demise towards the top of 2020), however the information solely picked up steam after being highlighted by Social Recreation Information earlier this week.

Nexon elaborated on the cancellation in an English-language assertion given to Kotaku. “In early February Nexon and Sq. Enix introduced a mutual resolution to cancel that challenge,” the corporate wrote. “Collectively, we determined that the sport was not displaying the extent of artistic differentiation that gamers anticipate from the FF franchise.”

“Fairly than launch a recreation that does not break new artistic floor,” the assertion concluded, “we agreed to step away from the challenge.”

Social Recreation Information studies growth employees have now been moved to different initiatives.

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