The studio that brought the wildly successful Game of War: Fire Age and Mobile Strike will develop a mobile Final Fantasy XV MMO.
The untitled game is going to be developed by MZ (formerly Machine Zone) out of California. The Square Enix and MZ partnership could mean big things considering that both of MZ's games, Game of War and Mobile Strike, have both been in the top-five grossing games list on iOS.
MZ founder and CEO, Gabe Leydon, shared his excitement with Venture Beat about working on a franchise he grew up playing:
It is an honor to work on a franchise I have loved since I was a kid. Final Fantasy is an iconic franchise in gaming. 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.
Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix president, and representative director, commented about working with MZ:
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. We’ll work together to create MZ’s next great global mobile MMO game.
No release window or even a working title was given. It would be interesting to see how an MMO set in the Final FantasyXV universe turns out especially when it's combined with MZ's tech, “which allows millions of people around the world to play together in a single universe in real time.”
Final Fantasy XV comes out November 29th on Playstation 4 and Xbox One and it will eventually get a DLC that unlocks the ability to play with up to four friends in multiplayer mode. The latest commercial trailer was released earlier today, showing off all the different pre-order DLC bonuses.