Final Fantasy XV lives on in a different way
What you need to know
- A Final Fantasy XV MMORPG is now in development.
- The game is set to release in China first and will come to other countries at a later date.
- The plot of the MMORPG takes place at the same time as the main story in Final Fantasy XV.
A Final Fantasy XV MMORPG is now in development. According to Daniel Ahmad, Senior Analyst at Niko Partners, it's being developed with Unreal Engine 4 by Korean studio JSC Games and Chinese developer GAEA Mobile. The game will release in China first, then make its way to other countries at a later date.
The story of the game is set in a world parallel to the main plot of Final Fantasy XV. There will be new regions to explore and will expand the lore of the Final Fantasy XV universe at large. Back in 2017, Square Enix announced that it was developing a Final Fantasy XV game for China that would aim to release in 2019. This is the same game, though the scale has increased dramatically and it will now eventually release in other countries. Currently, there is no release date for the game, though more information will likely come later in 2020.
Final Fantasy XV has received mobile games before, including the basic strategy game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire and the mobile version of the main game, Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition. Final Fantasy XV had multiple pieces of DLC, expanding the story of the game in further directions. While Episode Ardyn was meant to kick off a new season of content, several pieces of DLC were cancelled and Hajime Tabata, the director of the game, left Square Enix.