Final Fantasy Record Keeper servers closing down outside of Japan

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Square Enix have announced the closure of Final Fantasy Record Keeper’s global servers. The Japanese version of the game will remain running going forward.

Their announcement was made alongside messages from both producer Ichiro Hazama and development producer Yu Sasaki.

Hazama’s statement:

Hello! This is Ichiro Hazama from SQEX.

Well, everyone. Have you played FFRK to your heart’s content?

For me, this project has been a treasure trove brimming with the limitless wonders of the FF series.

Of course, it could never convey all of the charm found in the FF games.

But I’d like to think we were able to bring you glimpses of its iconic pixel graphics, music, incredible battle systems, and so much more.

Seven years ago when it all started, you could count the number of characters in the game, and the strategic elements were still relatively simple.

But thanks to the many people at DeNA, and of course all of you, the players, we were able to create the game you know today.

Words cannot express the gratitude I feel, but nevertheless, allow me to sincerely thank you all for everything over these many years!

Someday, I hope our paths will cross again.

Until then!

And here is Sasaki’s statement:

I would like to sincerely thank all of our FFRK players, past and present. Without each of you who played the game, we would never have been able to keep it going for over seven years.

Pixel art is a personal favorite of mine, so it’s been my pleasure during the past seven years to be able to bring you pixel art versions of so many moments from past Final Fantasy games, as well as the adventures of Tyro and his friends.

As the Final Fantasy series celebrates its 35th year, I have no doubt it will continue to bring us the amazing stories it’s known for. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy these stories for years to come. Thank you so much for being a part of it!

Neither of their statements explain the reason for the game’s shut down on global servers.

This is especially odd considering as the Japanese version will continue to run past this for an indefinite amount of time. Though the most likely reason for this has to do with profitability.

Due to this shutdown, Square Enix encourages players of the game to try out Final Fantasy Brave Exvius, another mobile game under the franchise, if they haven’t already.

With this announcement, players will be unable to purchase gems after August 30, 2022. Afterwards Final Fantasy Record Keeper will shut down globally on September 29, 2022.



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