(Image: Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition)
In 2020, Square Enix will partner with studios JSC and GAEA to develop a new mobile MMORPG based on the world of Final Fantasy XV. Shanghai Oriental Pearl will be publishing in China, where the game will release first.
According to a report from Enduins, the game will be set in a parallel universe to the console game and feature expansive multiplayer features. The interface will be adapted for touchscreen control, and new locales such as “The Great Pagoda” and “floating continents” will be added to expand the story and world.
Originally announced in 2017 and set for a 2019 release date, industry analyst Daniel Ahmad added that the project has grown in scope and an extra development studio has been brought in for a planned global release. We’ll get more information in the first half of this year.
In the past, Square Enix has partnered with other developers to publish mobile MMORPGs. One example is 2017’s Final Fantasy Awakening, based on the world of Final Fantasy Type-0 and developed with Perfect World. Here’s what that looks like:
Final Fantasy XV’s mobile MMO will join the game’s healthy repesentation in the mobile scene with XPEC Entertainment & SummerTimeStudios’ Pocket Edition and MachineZone’s A New Empire.
Final Fantasy XV is now availble for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows 10, and Steam.