It’s interesting to know that despite being 14 years old, Square Enix’s first attempt at a MMO, Final Fantasy XI, still had a dedicated fanbase on consoles. FFXI was originally released back in May 2002 with PS2 and Xbox 360 Ports released later, the game was one of the first cross-platform MMORPG’s and the first for the Xbox 360.
Despite it’s legacy, all good things do have to come to an end, as Square announced that they will be shutting down the PS2 and 360 servers for the game, leaving players to move to PC if they wished to continue playing. This isn’t a sudden shut down however, as back in March 2015; Square Enix advised that they would be releasing a final scenario for the game, spread across 2015, with the servers closing at the end of March 2016.
Square Enix has confirmed that they will continue to support the game despite the console servers shut down and the plot finished. A mobile client, co-developed by Nexon, is also set to launch later this year.