Final Fantasy XV Mobile Pinball Spinoff Already Shutting Down on March 27


Square Enix announced they’re already shutting down Justice Monsters Five, their mobile pinball spinoff based on Final Fantasy XV.

The mobile game will be effectively shutdown on March 27th next year, less than year after its launch on August 30th of this year. A Windows 10 release was planned, however that probably isn’t happening now.

The company will stop offering the Golden Orb in-game currency on February 27th, and even have a plan to reimburse users that have unused Golden Orbs.

Final Fantasy XV is available now on PS4 and Xbox One. In case you missed it, you should check out our written and video review for the game here.

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  • tccboss

    Kek

  • Obbliglol

    Couldn’t play it after an update fucked it a few months ago – a shame, because it was a fun time-waster. It’s more fun to play than the in-game JMV too.

  • Tubsiwub

    This is why it should’ve been just a made-and-sold product. No cash shop, nothing. It could just sit in the mobile store fronts forever and people who wanted to try it would have the choice.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    It’s different to the in-game one?

  • Obbliglol

    Oh yeah, by quite a lot too. The in-game one is a very stripped down version of it, plus using a touchscreen to play was much more intuitive. There were monster cards you could collect in the app, you could level them up, make teams, Kingsglaive levels and other neat stuff. The app was rife with problems the moment it launched though – overheating problems, battery drain, long loading times and if you look on the Google Play store, lots of people have the same problem as I did – it just stopped working after a certain update.

    They’re probably just cutting their losses to focus on the story DLC or maybe Kings Knight DLC for the main game, I reckon. Maybe fixing JMV was just more trouble than it was worth.

  • Eugenio Gil de la Madrid

    I wonder if they’ll patch the console version to be closer to the IOS version?

  • Ax

    Already? Can’t wait for the real FFXV sales number, it’s not that i want the game the fail, what i want to know is if the major marketing spending with movie, anime, car and stuff paid off or not because i feel it getting less and less powerful, as for the game it’s fun but sometimes really mediocre, with a really disjointed development especially at the end.

  • le master trole

    b..but muh shekels!

  • Obbliglol

    Doubt it, but they seem really committed to patching up the weaker parts of the game, so who knows. I was hoping we were going to get some in-game tie-in with the app (I also heard something about a unique car skin?) but I guess that isn’t happening now.

  • Nagato

    Well of course it’d feel disjointed; it’s an early access release that represents about only a third of what the original project was meant to be.

    Even worse is that the game they brought out doesn’t even remotely resemble what they’ve been showing for most of the post-rereveal/director switch period either.

  • Evja

    But Japs use Yen.