Game of War developer Machine Zone is partnering with Square Enix to make a Final Fantasy XV MMO for mobile platforms, the studio has revealed.
According to BusinessWire (via Gematsu), the currently unnamed title will feature characters, music and story elements from the main game front and center and supposedly allow “millions of people around the world to play together in a single universe in real time.”
Considering Machine Zone’s track record, you can probably expect to see the title release as free-to-play with in-game purchases available to those that chose to splash the cash.
Explaining the studio’s decision to go with Machine Zone for the spinoff, Square Enix president Yosuke Matsuda said in a statement (via IGN) that “Machine Zone has a stellar track record in the mobile gaming space and we are putting Final Fantasy XV in trustworthy hands. We are very excited to work with the MZ team to bring together two leaders in the gaming world and look forward to Final Fantasy XV on MZ’s amazing gaming platform.”
Machine Zone’s founder and CEO Gabe Leydon has no shortage of good things to say either, describing the JRPG series as one he’s loved since he “was a kid.”
“Bringing Final Fantasy XV to the mobile MMO gaming world is a significant opportunity for our players and we are proud to partner with Square Enix,” continues Leydon, believing that the new partnership will reach the same levels of popularity as its other mobile titles.
We’re not sure how successful a Final Fantasy themed Mobile MMO will go down with the series’ core audience, but this wouldn’t be the first time the series has appeared on handheld devices.
Final Fantasy XV launches for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on November 29.