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Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier is already shutting down

Square Enix’s ambitious battle royale game Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier was a decent free-to-play mobile game. Nevertheless, after less than a year of service, the battle royale title is already closing down on Android. 

Goodbye Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier

Revealed on the game’s official website, Square Enix revealed that it will not be keeping the game running. While the game will be still active for the remainder of this year, fans will have to say goodbye very soon. 

Squenix revealed that service for Final Fantasy VII The First Soldier will end on January 11, 2023. You’ll have until 07:00 UTC that day to accomplish everything you want to do in the battle royale title. 

“Despite all our efforts to bring you regular updates with fresh and exciting content, we haven’t been able to deliver the experience that we were hoping to, and that you all deserve,” the developer said. “So, we have made the extremely tough decision to end service for FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER.”

However, the battle royale title is in a weird state. Not only has the game just launched its new Season 4 update, but there will be even more updates right up to the game’s closure. 

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There will still be more content

For some reason, Square Enix is not cancelling development of new content for the battle royale game. Instead, consistent updates are still on the way all the way until the game’s closure in January. 

“Although there is only a little less than 3 months until service ends, we will continue to make updates during this time,” reads the announcement. “So, we hope you will continue to enjoy FINAL FANTASY VII THE FIRST SOLDIER until the very end.”

The Final Soldier was an integral part of Square Enix’s huge FF7 mobile push. However, it was far from the most exciting project in the company’s mobile lineup. 

Instead, most eyes are aimed at Final Fantasy VII Ever Crisis, a remake of every FF7 story. As a mobile exclusive, this could be a fantastic game for us Droidgamers. 

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