A Cloud-Based Final Fantasy XIII is Now Available for Smartphones in Japan

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Japanese smartphone users are now able to get their hands on a cloud-based Final Fantasy XIII on both iOS and Android.

You can find the Broadmedia Corporation-published game on the App Store and Google Play. The game is made playable on smartphones thanks to Square Enix’s G-cluster Global Cloud Technology, which naturally means you’ll need a consistent internet connection to play it.

Players are able to play the game free for the first 30 minutes, followed by a 2,000 yen in-app purchase which gives you full access to the game.



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  1. AnonDog
    April 10, 2015 at 11:41 am

    If it’s cloud based… why am I looking at lightning?

  2. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    April 10, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Sounds awful.

    As if just being XIII wasn’t bad enough, needs constant internet connection to play it over the cloud. Ew.

    And then another 2000 yen for the full game…over the cloud. Just ew.

  3. Jack Ripper
    Jack Ripper
    April 10, 2015 at 1:32 pm

    lol well played.

  4. Dewey Defeats Truman
    Dewey Defeats Truman
    April 10, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    If requiring a constant, always online connection just to play games is the future then I’m not coming along for the ride.

  5. Matt McCoy
    Matt McCoy
    April 10, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    It never will. Online connectivity isn’t the most stable platform.

  6. Erodred
    April 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    this is actually kind of interesting
    I see a lot of nagativity but this IMO gives more casual gamers or even just people who dont have a PS3 or a good PC a chance to play FF13
    i see this as a good thing even if you dont personally like the game
    other do

  7. Ice2021
    April 11, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Lightning comes from clouds duh!