Square Enix will end service for another Final Fantasy mobile game. It revealed Final Fantasy Record Keeper is shutting down. First, folks won’t be able to purchase gems as of August 30, 2022. Then, the game itself will close on September 29, 2022. The Japanese Twitter account for the title remains active.
In order to see any of the notices about how Final Fantasy Record Keeper will be shutting down, people need to download the game. In addition to the two dates related to the end of its service, messages from Producer Ichiro Hazama and Development Producer Yu Sasaki appear. Neither explains why the Final Fantasy mobile game will no longer appear outside Japan.
Here is Hazama’s message.
Hello! This is Ichiro Hazama from SQEX.
Well, everyone. Have you played FFRK to your heart’s content?
For me, this project has been a treasure trove brimming with the limitless wonders of the FF series.
Of course, it could never convey all of the charm found in the FF games.
But I’d like to think we were able to bring you glimpses of its iconic pixel graphics, music, incredible battle systems, and so much more.
Seven years ago when it all started, you could count the number of characters in the game, and the strategic elements were still relatively simple.
But thanks to the many people at DeNA, and of course all of you, the players, 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!
Someday, I hope our paths will cross again.
And here is Sasaki’s message from the game. This farewell message acknowledges the game has been running globally since March 2015. As a point of reference, the Japanese version started service in September 2014.
I would like to sincerely thank all of our FFRK players, past and present. Without each of you who played the game, we would never have been able to keep it going for over seven years.
Pixel art is a personal favorite of mine, so it’s been my pleasure during the past seven years to be able to bring you pixel art versions of so many moments from past Final Fantasy games, as well as the adventures of Tyro and his friends.
As the Final Fantasy series celebrates its 35th year, I have no doubt it will continue to bring us the amazing stories it’s known for. I hope you’ll continue to enjoy these stories for years to come. Thank you so much for being a part of it!
Final Fantasy Record Keeper will be shutting down outside Japan on September 29, 2022. The Japanese version seems like it will remain in operation.