PALO ALTO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Machine Zone Inc. (MZ), a global technology company and leader in free-to-play mobile gaming, and Square Enix Co., Ltd., a worldwide entertainment product/service company, today jointly announced a groundbreaking partnership between the two companies to develop the first ever mobile massive-multiplayer game set in FINAL FANTASY XV.
The new game, which will be developed by a new MZ game studio, will combine the characters, storyline and soundtrack from FINAL FANTASY XV with Machine Zone’s technology, which allows millions of people around the world to play together in a single universe in real time. This game will follow the successful MZ MMO titles Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike, both of which have been top ranked in the iOS and Android app stores.
“It is an honor to work on a franchise I have loved since I was a kid. FINAL FANTASY is an iconic franchise in gaming," said Machine Zone Founder and CEO Gabe Leydon. "Bringing FINAL FANTASY XV to the mobile MMO gaming world is a significant opportunity for our players and we are proud to partner with Square Enix."
“Machine Zone has a stellar track record in the mobile gaming space and we are putting FINAL FANTASY XV in trustworthy hands,” said Yosuke Matsuda, Square Enix President and Representative Director. “We are very excited to work with the MZ team to bring together two leaders in the gaming world and look forward to FINAL FANTASY XV on MZ's amazing gaming platform. We'll work together to create MZ's next great global mobile MMO game.”
About Machine Zone (MZ)
MZ is a real time technology company and the global leader in free-to-play mobile gaming. MZ is the creator of two of the most successful mobile apps worldwide (Game of War - Fire Age and Mobile Strike). The application of MZ’s real time technology reaches far beyond games and makes possible today the real time world of tomorrow. Founded in 2008 as part of the highly prestigious Y Combinator program, MZ has more than 900 employees around the world and is headquartered in Palo Alto, California with operations in San Diego, Las Vegas, and Germany.
About Square Enix Co., Ltd.
Square Enix Co., Ltd. develops, publishes, distributes and licenses SQUARE ENIX®, EIDOS® and TAITO® branded entertainment content around the world. The Square Enix group of companies includes a global network of leading development studios and boasts a valuable portfolio of intellectual property, including: FINAL FANTASY®, which has sold over 115 million units worldwide; and DRAGON QUEST®, which has sold over 68 million units worldwide; TOMB RAIDER®, which has sold over 46 million units worldwide; and the legendary SPACE INVADERS®. Square Enix Co., Ltd. is a Japan-based, wholly-owned subsidiary of Square Enix Holdings Co., Ltd.
More information on Square Enix Co., Ltd. can be found at http://www.jp.square-enix.com/