Square Enix is teaming up with South Korean developer JSC Games and Chinese game maker GAEA Mobile to develop a Final Fantasy XV massively multiplayer online role-playing game for mobile.
Tentatively titled, well, Final Fantasy 15 Mobile, the game has been in the works for a few years. It’s being developed with Unreal Engine 4 and will be published by Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group, Inven reports.
FFXV is no stranger to mobile. Back in 2017, Square Enix released a generically bad Final Fantasy XV-ish mobile game subtitled A New Empire. The following year saw Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition, which was a significantly better effort.
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According to Kultur, the upcoming game is set in a parallel FFXV world that takes place right after Noctis begins his journey. The mobile game will feature new, full-scale regions to explore. The developers say they hope to bring the original console experience’s flashy action and graphics to mobile with touch-based controls.
A trailer is expected during the first half of this year, along with concrete release details. According to Enduins (via ZhugeEX), the game will be released in China first. A global release is planned, apparently.