Square Enix held a press conference today to speak on Final Fantasy XI, noting that the MMORPG servers will be shutdown in a year on Xbox 360 and PS2. However, a final update will arrive in May to enhance the title.
Released in 2002 on PC and PlayStation 2 before arriving four years later on Xbox 360, Final Fantasy XI presents itself as the first MMORPG in the Square Enix series. Still relatively practiced online despite the presence of its successor Final Fantasy XIV, the title was the subject of a press conference rich in information.
Square Enix announced thescheduled shutdown of services for PS2 and Xbox 360 versions of the game. Also, from march 2016, it will no longer be possible to play FFXI on these platforms, thus forcing fans to hide on PC.
However, the Japanese publisher has planned to deploy a Last update of its title.
Titled Rhapsodies of Vana'diel, the latter will consist of three chapters which will arrive in May, August and November 2015. This additional content will serve as a conclusion to the MMORPG by adding new zones and new rewards.