Final Fantasy XI To Close Later This Year?

According to a blog by a Japanese Square Enix employee, Final Fantasy XI is scheduled to end later this year following the launch of Final Fantasy XIV.

The source, who is apparently a “top human resources employee” according to Gamegrep, made the startling announcement in a blog, which has since been removed. Translated into English, the post said “I think some amongst you will know, but FF11 started in 2002 … Well, this year it’ll end and the stage will shift to FF14.”Has FFXI run its course after an eight year stint, or is there still life in the old dog yet? We’ve contacted Square Enix for a comment, stay tuned for the response.

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