The 1st soldiers will not be the very last ones standing, it appears to be. Square Enix has introduced that it is ending service for Final Fantasy VII: The To start with Soldier in early 2023. The announcement was relayed by using the game’s official Twitter account and the formal web-site. In it, the enhancement group announced that the FFVII: The Very first Soldier shutdown is scheduled for January 11, 2023. The match initial launched on November 17, 2021, putting the close of service just in excess of a year following its launch.
Look at out the announcement beneath.
[End of Service Notice]
We are regretful to announce that we will be ending service for Remaining FANTASY VII THE Very first SOLDIER at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023.
— Final FANTASY VII THE Very first SOLDIER_EN｜FF7FS (@FFVII_FS_EN) October 12, 2022
The announcement also confirms that as of Oct 12, 2022, the means to buy Shinra Credits has been taken out from FFVII: The First Solider. Till the shutdown, gamers with present provides of Shinra Credits can use them as they please. On November 1st, 2022, the recreation will stop support for Non-English languages, with text exhibiting completely in English. The crew also promised that the game will see even further updates in the three months remaining just before company finishes. Going by the instance of other announced cell sport shutdowns, that possible means that Square Enix will rerun constrained-time events, activate prepared occasions in the calendar (these kinds of as the future Halloween function), or distribute free goodies and giveaways for the remaining gamers.
FFVII: The 1st Soldier was a multiplayer-oriented struggle royale-design and style activity with up to 75 gamers in a single match. It was established 18 several years just before the gatherings of Last Fantasy VII. Gamers took on the function of candidates for Shinra’s SOLDIER method, competing in struggle to demonstrate their value to the enterprise. Gamers scrambled about big battlefields motivated by places from Remaining Fantasy VII‘s game entire world obtaining firearms, melee weapons, and materia for spells. There was also a “style” method that established a character’s melee weapon and particular abilities and characteristics. For instance, Warriors could use a sword and cost an enemy to quickly solution them. Dragoons obtained the basic Soar skill and utilized spears. Monetization arrived in the sort of beauty pores and skin purchases and draws through a gacha system. Skins were generally themed following FFVII figures, these kinds of as Sephiroth, the “low-poly” looks of characters from the PS1 period, and cameos of characters observed in Last Fantasy VII Remake.
FFVII: The First Soldier shuts down on January 11, 2023. It is nevertheless offered on iOS and Android.