The mobile strategy game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire earned a whopping $380 million so far since its release 13 months ago, significantly out earning every single Square Enix MMO combined. Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, and Dragon Quest X earn about $280 million a year combined according to Square Enix's publicly disclosed earnings reports. A New Empire though isn't run by Square Enix though. It's operated by Machine Zone, the company best known for Game of War and Mobile Strike. In fact, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire is the exact same game as Game of War and Mobile Strike, except with a Final Fantasy 15 skin. According to mobile game analytics firm Sensor Tower, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire has more than 45 million players worldwide. U.S. players account for the bulk of revenues, but on a per-install basis Japanese players out spend U.S. players 6 to 1 with U.S. users spending $10 on average per install and Japanese at $60. FacebookTwitterReddit Related … [Read more...] about Mobile Strategy Game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire Earns More Than Every Square Enix MMO Combined
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FanFest is a big deal. Roughly 4,500 Final Fantasy XIV players headed to Paris in early February, filling the lofty Grande Halle de la Villette to capacity with friendly cheer. Almost all were desperately seeking more news on Shadowbringers, the upcoming expansion due out on July 2. But behind these headline announcements, it was also the epicentre of a community celebration unlike any other. advertisement This European leg of Fanfest isn’t the biggest show Square Enix hosts (Tokyo’s event in March is nearly three times as big), but that doesn’t make it any less important. As director-producer Naoki Yoshida himself admitted (Japanese), players have many different ways with which they enjoy FFXIV, and the assembled masses were a perfect demonstration of that diversity. Whether it’s the phenomenal cosplay, breathtaking fan art display, or the numerous FanFest challenges, the overwhelmingly universal camaraderie was impossible to ignore.Yes, there … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy XIV: Letter from FanFest Paris
Today, StreamCraft is ready to unleash a brand-new way for gamers of all types to finally earn the living they deserve for the hard work they put in. From IGG, the world-renowned global games publisher, this innovative new streaming platform gives power to streamers who can not only earn a living, but also reward their viewers for their patronage. The StreamCraft team is showcasing a number of enticing ways to get started earning a paycheck. Those who adopt the program early and help it to grow have the most chance to take home serious cash. Whether it’s through Props (our own virtual currency that converts to cash) or subscriber revenue, there are tons of ways for everyone to make streaming lucrative for themselves. The one we’re highlighting today is the Invitation Program, which rewards any streamer who refers their friends to sign up for StreamCraft. OUR UNPRECEDENTED INVITATION PROGRAM We’re also hosting a … [Read more...] about Is StreamCraft Going To Beat Twitch As The New Darling Of Game Streaming Platforms?
Before a game reaches its final stages, it usually undergoes massive changes on every level. This is a truth that hit the Final Fantasy series very hard in the last decade. Originally, Final Fantasy Versus XIII was a game set parallel to the Final Fantasy XIII universe and was meant to be a spin-off of sorts, in that it would share the same mythology but would feature different characters and story in a completely different world. It was originally announced for the PlayStation 3 alongside XIII and Agito XIII (which would later become Type-0 and be released for the PSP exclusively in Japan). Due to problems within Square Enix that required Tabata to take over the project, its development slowed down as the director’s desired mechanics could not be realized with the PlayStation 3. Thus, when Sony showcased their new console to Square Enix, development shifted to the PlayStation 4 and the title was reannounced as Final Fantasy XV, distancing itself from the Fabula Nova … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy Versus XIII Might Become World Of Versus
If this is the last I genuinely have to hear about Trials of Ascension, I will eat my hat. When the Earth ices over and humanity has disappeared, futuristic aliens will come to Earth and one day read about Trials of Ascension, the most incompetently led MMO that never made it to to launch and for nearly two decades refused to die. For those unaware of the title outside of vaguely remembering the name, Trials of Ascension goes all the way back to 2001 when founder Don Danielson registered the domain name of what would be the greatest MMORPG of all time. Trials of Ascension would spend the next ten years in development hell, with its creators claiming that the game was well on its way to completion, had negotiations open with multiple publishers, and oh yea it needed like a million dollars in funding. If anyone knows a guy. In December 2008, the unfortunate news came that Trials of Ascension would be put on “momentary hold.” And then in 2012, Trials of Ascension was REBORN! … [Read more...] about Everybody Missed It: Trials of Ascension Is Finally Dead Again