Battle royale video games on smartphones are everywhere today, and save for just a few which have established their high quality and big recognition, loads of them appear to return and go loads of the time. With that stated, Sq. Enix’s very personal battle royale shooter – The First Solider – will probably be shutting down quickly.
Extra particularly, the sport will probably be closing down on January 11, 2023 (coincidentally only a few days earlier than Google Stadia). A publish on Sq. Enix’s official webpage confirms the deliberate closure, with the next message:
“After nearly a 12 months of leaping round on Chocobos, mashing it up in melee battles, and sniping from the rooftops of Midgar Undercity, it’s with a heavy coronary heart that we’re saying the tip of service for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER. We will probably be ending service at 07:00 UTC on January 11, 2023. Regardless of all our efforts to deliver you common updates with contemporary and thrilling content material, we haven’t been in a position to ship the expertise that we had been hoping to, and that you simply all deserve, so we have now made the extraordinarily robust choice to finish service for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER. We wish to thanks all for supporting us over the previous 12 months.”
Based mostly on the out there data, plainly the sport didn’t develop into the success that Sq. Enix hoped it could be. The studio did make clear although that out there Shinra credit in participant accounts will nonetheless be usable, though these received’t be out there within the store transferring ahead. Moreover, updates will nonetheless be made throughout the recreation through the three months it has left earlier than shutting down subsequent 12 months.
The First Soldier was launched as considered one of a number of spin-off titles stemming from the Ultimate Fantasy 7 franchise, which in itself has spawned numerous media throughout video games, films, and merchandise.
Supply: Sq. Enix