Square Enix addresses possibility of offline version of Final Fantasy XI

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Whoa, I’d be in

Moving it from PS2 to PC to the Xbox 360 (as the system’s first MMO no less). It got its last expansion in 2015, a whopping 13 years later, and though the console edition servers were turned off the game still lives on in PC form, and will be getting a mobile port. It’s two years older than World of Warcraft — let that sink in.

While reflecting on all this, Square Enix has made note of several fan requests, and they’re pretty interesting. For one people have been wanting a PS4 port, as well as an offlineversion of the game. Final Fantasy XI‘s directorYoji Fujito has acknowledged those requests, but explains that his team is small and that would require a lot of “scratch” building to make it happen. They are on his radar though, and they plan to keep supporting XIwith more content, both in terms of narrative and non-narrative events.

Having played XII know how monumental this task would be, and a lot of mechanics and zones would need to be changed so they actually made sense in the context of a solo player. But still, it could be done, and if enough people want it we could eventually see a remastered edition of XI.

Final Fantasy XI [Hachima via Siliconera]