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Final Fantasy XV Mobile to include new content not found in the original game

Final Fantasy XV Mobile to include new content not found in the original game

Written by Brayden — 12 Jan 2020

Back in December 2017 it was announced by Final Fantasy XV director Hajime Tabata and Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda that a new Final Fantasy XV mobile game would be released in China during 2019.

Since then we've heard nothing (typical for Square Enix's online mobile games) and the Final Fantasy XV Universe slowly came to an end last year but that game is still coming and we finally have some information about it.

Final Fantasy XV Mobile (tentative title) is an MMO RPG based on the original game. It will be a large-scale multiplayer game, optimized for mobile devices. You'll fight battles with simple touch controls. It will feature new content not featured in the original game.

Set in a parallel world, the story begins shortly after Prince Noctis begins his journey on the royal road. The player becomes the main character, travels with friends and saves the world from threats. In addition to the existing world map, new areas such as the Great Pagoda and the continents floating in the sky will be added. The concept for this mobile MMO spinoff will revolve around the “Origin of Mythology”

This game is being developed by JSC and GAEA using Unreal Engine 4 with Shanghai Oriental Pearl publishing. Exact involvement from Square Enix and Luminous Productions is currently unknown outside of licensing it but it's likely similar to their involvement with Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire.

Park Ji-young, CEO of JSC said “Final Fantasy XV mobile has an immersive story, attractive characters, and a JRPG-specific feels. We are doing our best to implement it (the FF signature style and feel).”

It is scheduled to be released in China first and then expand into the rest of the world. More information will be revealed during the first half of this year.