Of the many big titles that Square Enix has released in recent years, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT stood out like a sore thumb. Despite being the latest in a critically acclaimed series, it received mixed reactions overall. The development team has supported it with updates and new characters along with a free to play version but that will cease soon.
In a recent livestream (translated by RPG Site), producer Ichiro Hazama said that support will end for all platforms. One last update will be released for the arcade version on February 20th while PC and PS4 will receive it on March 5th. Online support for the title will still continue but that will also eventually end at some point.
It also seems the future of the Dissidia Final Fantasy franchise is in doubt. Director Takeo Kujiraoka stated that, “We don’t want to make false anticipations, so we want to make it clear that right now there are no plans for a [Dissidia Final Fantasy] 2 at all.” The final update will add Ardyn from Final Fantasy 15 and offer a few balance changes as well.
Though not completely unexpected, it’s still a shame to see support winding down for the title. If interest in a sequel is strong enough, perhaps we’ll see one far down the line. Until then, stay tuned for more details.