Tencent is working on Final Fantasy XIV mobile, report claims

by Danny Craig  · 
Tencent is working on Final Fantasy XIV mobile, report claims
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Tencent is reportedly collaborating with Square Enix to bring the popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV to mobile devices as part of an ongoing partnership.

The details:

  • According to Exputer, sources claim that the mobile port is a joint project between the two companies following the formation of a "strategic alliance" in 2018. Although Square Enix's then-president, Yosuke Matsuda, stated in 2021 that multiple projects were in the works, they have yet to be officially announced.

  • Tencent canceled an unannounced Nier mobile title earlier this year, citing a lack of a "compelling monetization model." It was also claimed that the publisher refused to pay Square Enix more than a 10% royalty fee for using the Nier IP. If plans for an FFXIV port go ahead, Tencent will most likely be required to pay royalties ranging from 15 to 20%, which is standard for mobile games based on existing IPs.

  • FFXIV has been one of Square Enix's most successful titles since its 2.0 release in 2013 under Naoki Yoshida, following a poorly received launch three years earlier. The MMO was brought to Xbox Series X/S in March 2024, just before the release of its Dawntrail expansion, making it available on most major platforms.

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