Hearken back to the Future of Final Fantasy XI broadcast Square Enix held just over a year ago and you’ll recall the company’s debut of the Vana’diel Project. This included several major announcements: a new scenario called Rhapsodies of Vana’diel concluding the main scenario Final Fantasy XI, a new mobile title called Final Fantasy Grandmasters set in the world of Vana’diel, and a future mobile project developed in partnership with Nexon Korea.
The last of which is dubbed a “Massively Multiplayer Mobile Role Playing Game” or MMMRPG, and we got an update on the title’s development at the Nexon Developers Conference in Pangyo, South Korea.
Using the tentative title “Final Fantasy XI Reboot“, the game will be developed using Unreal Engine 4, and will eschew the typical HTTP (semi-browser-based) environment many mobile titles use due to the need to display characters’ movements in a field environment. What they plan to do is use a combination of web servers and TCP servers to be able to recreate the game’s environments on a mobile platform.
While it’s still early on in the development process, and a lot of work is still undone with regard to field and battle gameplay, the team was able to show off a few screenshots.
Final Fantasy XI Reboot is currently in development for iOS and Android. The mothership Final Fantasy XI is currently available for Windows PC.