After just 14 months, Square Enix is closing down Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier, a battle royale mobile game released to expand the universe of Final Fantasy VII and possibly promote the new wave of the game’s multi-part remakes. That didn’t work out to well as the company announced that it will be shutting down on 11 January 2023 after it originally launched on 17 November 2021.
Square Enix posted a statement on social media confirming that it will be closing Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier early next year, stating that the developers “haven’t been able to deliver the experience that we were hoping to.”
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The full statement on the closure of Final Fantasy VII: The First Soldier reads:
“It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing the end of service for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier. We will be ending service at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023. Despite all our efforts to bring you regular updates with fresh and exciting content, we haven’t been able to deliver the experience that we were hoping to – and that you all deserve – so we have made the extremely tough decision to end service for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier.”
The statement concludes with Square Enix promising more updates to come in the next few months until the game officially shuts down:
“We would like to thank you all for supporting us over the past year. Although there are only a little less than three months until service ends, we will continue to make updates during this time, so we hope you will continue to enjoy Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier until the very end.”
The game’s shop is no longer selling Shinra Credits, which is it’s premium currency. However, those who have Shinra Credits can still use them from now until the game closes. Lastly, support for non-English languages will end on 1 November 2022.
Source: Final Fantasy Twitter