Square-Enix has announced that the global version of the popular Mobius Final Fantasy gacha game will have its service shut down on June 30th after almost five years of operation.
On January 15th, Square-Enix issued a notice informing players that the game would cease global operations at the conclusion of the current Warrior of Despair storyline.
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This decision follows in the footsteps of the Japanese version which concluded operations last December:
“Greetings, Warriors of Light.
Thank you for playing and supporting MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY throughout the years.
After many difficult discussions, Square Enix ended service for the Japanese version of MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY in December 2019, after the Warrior of Despair story concluded.
Service for the global version of the game will continue until the Warrior of Despair story has concluded on June 30, 2020, at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7), at which time service for it, too, will end.
The schedule until end of service is as follows.
■Jan. 15, 2020 at 7:00 pm PST (UTC-8)
・End-of-service notification (this notice)
■Mar. 31, 2020 at 8:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)
・End of “Magicite” sales in the global version of the game
* Any purchased “Magicite” can be used until the end of service.
■ Jun. 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm PDT (UTC-7)
・End of service
We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all our players who have supported us since service began back on August 3, 2016. It is with heavy heart that we must now bring you this sad news.
We will continue to implement updates to in-game events, including the conclusion of the Warrior of Despair story, until the end of service, so it is our fondest hope that you will see our adventurers’ fates out to the very last.
Thank you for fighting alongside the Warriors of Light and for being a part of the world of Mobius Final Fantasy. May you continue to bring the light of hope to those around you.
January 15, 2020
MOBIUS FINAL FANTASY Operations Team”
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Despite being developed as a mobile gacha game, Mobius Final Fantasy made the jump to PC in 2016 and featured a unique tie-in with the upcoming Final Fantasy 7 Remake.
The game was also pulled from Belgium amidst the recent EU loot box controversy citing “the present uncertain legal status of ‘loot boxes’ under Belgian law.”