Final Fantasy Archive Keeper officially shutting down, Square Enix and DeNA have announced. The Final Fantasy mobile spinoff essentially allowed players to play through pixelated versions of classic franchise moments in an original story where eponymous record holders attempted to save those records from ruin. The global version of the video game now ends on September 29, and the ability to purchase digital currency is disabled from August 30.
The announcement of Final Fantasy Archive KeeperThe global shutdown received relatively little fanfare with the video game’s global version Twitter account pointing to the game itself for more information. Additionally, it currently appears that the Japanese version of Final Fantasy Archive Keeper continue to.
A very important in-game announcement has been made regarding the FINAL FANTASY Record Keeper service.
Please log into the game for more details.https://t.co/kkAeAksGj2
— Keeper of the FF Archives (@FFRK_Official) June 24, 2022
In the game itself, a few messages from the developers have also been shared in relation to the shutdown. Final Fantasy Archive Keeper producer Ichiro Hazama shared the following, as transcribed from the video game announcement by Siliconera:
Good morning! This is Ichiro Hazama from SQEX.
Well, everyone. Have you played FFRK to your liking?
For me, this project has been a treasure trove overflowing with the boundless wonders of the FF series.
Of course, this could never convey the full charm of FF games.
But I’d like to think we were able to give you a glimpse of its iconic pixel graphics, music, amazing combat systems, and more.
Seven years ago, when it all started, you could count the number of characters in the game, and the strategy elements were still relatively simple.
But thanks to the many people at DeNA, and of course all of you gamers, 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!
One day, I hope our paths will cross again.
As stated above, Final Fantasy Archive Keeper is first set to stop the ability to purchase digital currency on August 30. The video game will then close on September 29. You can check out all of our previous coverage of the Final Fantasy franchise in general here.
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