As scheduled, Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier ha Closed today the flying, with Square Enix who thanked all the players for being a part of this particular adventure that ended pretty badly.
It had already been announced that theJanuary 11, 2023 it would have been the day the servers closed for Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier, and so it was: the particular battle royale-style spin-off of Final Fantasy VII is definitively concluded, given that the closure of the online platform essentially means the cancellation of the ‘entire title.
Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier remained active for just over a year, but it never managed to take off: it was also an interesting experiment, because it went to explore the SOLDIER universe a bit, which is hardly touched by the story of Final Fantasy VII, but the game structure evidently did not convince players to create a large and stable community.
Even the strong competition from the battle royale field in the mobile sector has probably played its part, and by not presenting particularly convincing elements beyond a truly distinctive setting, it has led to a certain neglect of the title in question.
In any case, you can get to know him better by reading our review of Final Fantasy 7 The First Soldier dating back to November 2021, with the game he hadn’t convinced us that much at the time.