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New details on Final Fantasy XI Reboot project for smartphones By Tony Garsow on April 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM

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.

Via: GameInsight, Re: GamerEscape

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  • Krijn van Alten

    And than think about the time they announced it, then they said from start 2016.

  • Miqote

    I didnt know they were using the unreal engine on this.. Man I can’t wait to see how this turns out… I miss XI….

  • Now might be a good time to get into some good western rpgs if japan and korea give up on home systems for handhelds and phone ones.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Again not a happy comment I guess, or I must reading it wrong.

  • Unreal engine for a phone rpg is wacky. But i guess they can pull it off.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Correction: you think that it is.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Before you listen KOKAYI5, he is depressed sometimes.

  • Thats what i was saying.

  • This is the way the wind is blowing now. Another poster was saying the same. Konami gave up on home systems and most others are following suite. They wanna go with the new trend of handheld and phone games being asia main game style.
    I mostly like just JRPGs but if it cant be stopped i’m gonna stick with my ps4. And any good west rpgs will have to be my back up. IMO theres not that many i like since almost all are just action rpg shooters.
    Maybe if theres a 4 dragon age or ps4 skyrim….

  • Krijn van Alten

    But what kind of memorable RPG’s was Konami delivering then? And with a FF XV and KH III coming out both for PC, I don’t see a reason to complain. More being said for the reason of being said.

  • Krijn van Alten

    No. You say: ‘Unreal engine for a phone rpg is wacky’. you present it like a fact. What you should have said was: ‘I think that the Unreal engine for a phone rpg is wacky’.

  • That’s where you and me differ. I see this as me just voicing my opinion on current events. Sometimes it’s hopeful and some ties its doubtful.

  • I didn’t say it was a fact. It was always an opinion. You telling me if I don’t type “IMO” then you think I’m stating it as a fact?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Again, XV and III are coming to consoles, so SE didn’t became a mobile exclusive. Are you actually reading to what I am saying?

  • Krijn van Alten

    Yes. It should be clear to the people that you are the negative voice here.

  • Jesus Christ

    Who is that handsome fella with blue eyes?

  • CRIMSON-XIII

    is this game the story of ff11 from ps2 ? or no

  • Randy Marsh

    Now it’s a reboot? Huh, this is gonna be interesting. I just kind of wish this UE4 graphical update could’ve been done to the pc version, but hey I am not going to complain. I’m actually very excited for this thing now.

  • Awato

    It really can’t be helped what with Japanese gamers preferring mobile gaming to console gaming due to not having enough time at home for it. Their work/school schedules + transportation is much more time intensive than in the west, so they really do only have time for mobile gaming, which explains why Japanese devs are making more games for mobile devices these days. Mobile gaming (as well as arcade gaming) is becoming a huge part of their society, that Square is really trying hard with FFXV to convince Japanese gamers to come back to consoles. Unfortunately, the best solution is to give Japanese gamers more free time, but that won’t be happening any time soon.

    Somewhat unrelated, but this is also another reason why there are so many otaku and shut-ins in Japan. They get tired of not having enough relax time from the real world, so they become shut-ins living off of allowance.

    That part of Japanese culture is really sad :'(

  • Thom Kristiansen

    *And then.

    A better wording of that sentence would be:
    At the time they announced it they said it would be released in the beginning of 2016.

  • Yuntu

    Nobody is going mobile only, every publisher from Japan just has certain way too strong IPs to simply abandon then. Konami is just a stupid studio, the others, like SE, are actually making money for their bigger projects from their mobile games.

  • alexis

    That Nomura art tho
    Who is that??

  • Well thats good. As long as Ys, Tales, FF, SO and KH are still on PS4 I’m golden.

  • Wow… i didn’t know thats why some became shut-ins. I thought it was about them cracking under the pressure from society to be number one at all thing intelligent.

  • I’ll live, since no one here knows me or cares what i think.

  • Im not saying nothing they make will ever come to homes systems i mean most of it will be mobile. Not this year but say 2020 i can see it being more obvious and the library of asian rpgs on ps4 will dwindle more.

  • Awato

    It’s one of many reasons. The pressure from generic salary jobs in Japan is pretty extreme. On top of working 60 hours a week, there’s a huge pressure to go out drinking with co-workers after hours as opposed to going home to their families and hobbies. Some people just can’t handle it.

  • I never felt pressure to go drinking but i guess with them if they dont they lose friends. As a person who doesn’t like drinking I’d hate that.

  • Damn. With this one, I’ll get incredibly busy. XIV taking enough of my time already.

  • Krijn van Alten

    And that God for that!

  • Krijn van Alten

    The fact that you already are worrying about 2020 tells a lot.

  • Krijn van Alten

    That is purely subjective.

  • Thom Kristiansen

    It’s purely basic english skills.

  • Krijn van Alten

    But apart from that ‘then’, tell me what is wrong about that sentence than?

  • alexis

    the question is who is that lol

  • AliasAlterego

    *that sentence then

    Also, your sentence isn’t a question; “Tell me what is wrong” is imperative.

    I find it funny how you attacked some guy above just because he didn’t say “in my opinion” and then you proceed to fucking torpedo the entire sentence.

  • AliasAlterego

    I care and, as a designer, I actually tend to agree. Fuck what this other guy says, he literally has no argument and just wants to disagree for the sake of doing it.

  • AliasAlterego

    I disagree with this, however. There’s at least four different console-exclusive JRPGs from Square-Enix confirmed for this year: Nier Automata, Final Fantasy XV and Star Ocean 5.

    Apart from Square-Enix’s games, there’s a new Ni no Kuni coming out on the PS4. Genei Ibunroku # FE sucks, but hey, it’s a Wii U exclusive. I Am Setsuna is coming out this year for PC and PS4 as well. Then there’s Kingdom Hearts 2.8: Final Chapter for PS4 as well.

    There’s Knights of Azure on the PS4; I dislike that type of JRPG filled with disgusting female designs but if you’re into that, you have that option.

    There’s Digimon World: Cyber Sleuth, which is a full-on JRPG (sometimes, too much of a full-on JRPG, and not enough like a Digimon World game, in fact).

    Odin Sphere: Leifthrasir is coming out as well, for the PS4.

    Persona 5 is due this summer.

    Scalebound should be hitting the Xbox One this year as well.

    Valkyria: Azure Revolution is coming out at the end of the year. Kind of a sequel to Valkyria Chronicles. Exclusive for the PS4.

    World of Final Fantasy is coming out real soon for the PS4 as well.

    …I mean, this is a huge list and I’m SURE I’m missing a few. And I’m leaving out the WONDERFUL JRPGs that come out for stuff like 3DS.

  • Krijn van Alten

    I am missing the humor there, but he, glad at least some of us has fun!

  • Yuntu

    Thing is when you only see stuff like this while you grow up you consider it as normal. They probably would think the same of us if they knew how our lives go.

  • All I’m saying is if they politely said they didnt want to go drinking I doubt people would hate them for it. And if they did, fuck them and find better friends.

  • Again, it’s not happening yet. Yes there’s stuff that’s still great out there. And I myself plan to get a lot of it. But in time they many put most of the games on mobile just stick to FFs and KH being on PS4.

  • I guess his hearts in the right place. He’s a fan of Square and he thinks I’m trolling.
    I am not. I love a lot Square games and most JRPGs as a whole. But it’s still those times where I scratch my head and can’t figure out why they do what they do.
    Personally I’d make FF16 star that Agni girl (buy the character from the guy who did the tech demo of her) and make her half mage swordswoman and put her in a cast full of other hybrid class style characters. They game could be about cults and how religion and traditions breed zealotry as she learns her cult was actually Satanic and the people who attack her where trying to stop them from summoning a demon.

  • Yuntu

    Thing is if something is normal in your society its hard to find people that are like you if you are different from the norm.

  • It’s just the same dude from XI and XIV, the generic online hero of FF