Friday, April 29, 2016

Final Fantasy XI Coming to Mobile Powered by UE4

The world of MMOs has been riled up a few days ago when an announcement was made by Nexon, regarding the reboot of the popular title Final Fantasy, the 11th iteration of which would apparently be made by the company, in cooperation with Square Enix, using the Unreal Engine 4. In all honesty, the world has known for a while about the undertaking, as Nexon have been working away at it for the past year, but this time, it was obvious that we were looking at a game that was slowly but surely becoming reality. The developer will eventually rebuild the whole game from the ground up, to take full advantage of the possibilities offered by the UE4. Although there are a few screenshots available and although it's obvious that the game will look great, other than the fact that it'll be an MMO, we do not know a whole lot about it. At the conference at which the above said announcement was made though, some specifics were leaked about the title too. Apparently, the game will be focused on a party of three and it will feature hero collecting, so it may in fact turn out to be quite radically different from classic FF titles, both looks and game-play wise.

Also, all signs seem to point to a Korean soft-launch for the game, which means that one can only hope one day it'll make its way to the US and the EU. The MMO community is obviously excited about it all but the prospects of a Korean-only launch have thus far somewhat dimmed the enthusiasm.

According to Nexon, both battle and world development is in an early stage as of now, and the developer is apparently looking to bring in reinforcements to tackle the massive task of creating the continent of Vana'diel.

Philip Thalberg has been a Gosuteam member and a Dota maniac for years now. 

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