Square Enix is set to team up with developers GAEA and JSC (Joyful Space of Creation) for a mobile MMORPG based in the world of Final Fantasy XV. As first reported by MMO Culture, an official press release went out earlier today announcing the in-development title and giving some brief info on what to expect from it.

First off, it's reportedly being made in Unreal Engine 4. Story-wise, it's a retelling of Noctis, Ignis, Gladiolus, and Prompto's road-trip adventure from the 2016 RPG. You can expect fresh missions to undertake and areas to explore, such as the Great Pagoda and "continents floating in the skies".

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With it being an MMO first and foremost, you should obviously expect it to be quite different to the single-player FF XV and its subsequent Pocket Edition. Harry reviewed the impressive Pocket Edition at launch, saying "in many ways it's a spectacular achievement – everything it sets out to do it does brilliantly, and you could make a case for it being the best FF game on mobile".

According to Enduins, the game will pull elements from Final Fantasy XV Royal Edition, which included the post-launch DLC/story packs. In the same piece, Park Ji-young, CEO of JSC, is quoted as having said, "Final Fantasy XV mobile has an immersive story, attractive characters, and a JRPG-specific feels. We are doing our best to implement it".

We know that it's set to launch in China first, though a global launch is planned for a later date. The first trailer is said to arrive at some point during the first half of the year. This sounds both interesting and more than a little strange. But, then again, I also thought Pocket Edition was a weird move, and that turned out to be pretty decent. 

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