Sadly, all things must come to an end. But this isn’t really the case for Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy 11.” The first-ever Final Fantasy MMO is no longer playable on PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. They have stopped operations on consoles and has gone offline yesterday on both platforms.
The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 2 versions went offline in the middle of the week, March 31. Square Enix has announced this earlier last year. They told fans that they would terminate Final Fantasy 11 permanently at the end of March 2016 as a tribute to the fans who have devoted themselves to playing the 16-year-old game. Square Enix has finally closed the storyline over the last three updates. The last update was released last November, which was the last addition to the game overall. However, Square Enix has promised to release a mobile version in the game in partnership with Nexon Korea.
The classic multiplayer online game is now going to its new home, the Windows PC in order to continue its legacy. The PC version is free-to-play and will allow players to continue using their old characters. Square Enix has released the steps to transfer from the previous platform to Windows PC in this link.
“Final Fantasy 11” was first brought to life in Japan last 2002 on PC and PS2. The Western versions were followed over the course of 2 years on both platforms with the Xbox 360 version coming last 2006. They will still be releasing updates for Final Fantasy 11’s PC version and will be continuing service as well. The old players can also move over to the newer version without buying the new software. Obviously, you need to have a PC that can run it but being such a classic game, it doesn’t have a very high system requirement anyway.