Mobius Final Fantasy’s Much-Awaited, Yet Messed-Up Steam Launch
Square Enix’s gorgeous free to play mobile game Mobius Final Fantasy has just launched its PC port on Steam. And while the release was greeted warmly by many fans, it ended up being a bit of a mess, as these ardent fans are greeted by a host of unintended behavior on the part of the game.
For starters, the game’s launch coincided with a server maintenance that lasted for several hours, so users were stuck with a maintenance notice screen – and those are the lucky ones. Others ended up downloading clients intended for the Korean servers, which resulted in an endless loop of “connecting” prompts.
…and after the maintenance period, players who chose to link their old mobile saves encountered yet another problem that prevented them from linking or starting a game. The cornucopia of problems, plus the long wait before anyone even got to play the tutorial stage ensured that Mobius Final Fantasy’s PC launch resulted in a lot of ornery players. In amounts that would be considered excessive even going by the steam community’s already toxic standards.
Thankfully, Square Enix have since released a patch weighing 30 MB that fixes all of the issues. Anyone who still hasn’t tried the game may do so now, and get to see why Mobius Final Fantasy was such a big deal that it inspired this much level of disappointment.
For the uninitiated, here’s a gameplay video of the PC version:
For people who want to try the game now, you can download it for free on its Steam page.