Square Enix’s final version of Fantasy XI Reboot, which is being developing with Nexon, a South Korean-Japanese publisher that focuses on online games for PC and mobile, has been officially canceled. According to GameSpot, rumors of the project’s death have been circulating since December 2020.
However, the information has yet to be clarified as the companies declined to comment at the time. Gamebiz reported that Nexon approved the cancellation during its financial results briefing on February 9.
The project was announced in 2015
Square released the original game as an MMORPG for PS2 and Windows PCs in 2002 before introducing it to Xbox 360 players. After the reboot version was announced in 2015, the developers didn’t mention it much.
The plan was to create a version of the game for mobile devices. The game was to be released as Final Fantasy XI Reboot in 2016. However, this never happened, and after five years of development, it was confirmed that it would never happen.
Nexon did not explain the reason behind the cancellation. However, the companies are thought to have cancelled the Reboot version after deciding it would not meet the quality standards expected by Final Fantasy fans.
The companies have already assigned their employees involved in the reboot to other projects.