Star Ocean: Anamnesis is shutting down on June 24, publisher Square Enix and developer tri-Ace have announced.
While Star Ocean: Anamnesis is shutting down, the game will remain available until 2 PM Japan time on June 24th. While Star Ocean: Anamnesis has been available since 2016 in Japan, a western version has been available in the west since July 2018.
Square Enix confirmed the closure in a statement, adding, “Since we started the service on December 8, 2016, we have been making efforts every day to provide better service, but we came to the conclusion that it will be difficult to provide services that satisfy our customers in the future. Therefore, we have decided to end the service.”
The western version of Star Ocean: Anamnesis is expected to shut down as well, despite not having an announcement for its closure yet. There’s a schedule for the game winding down to its full closure:
Suspension of “Premium Shop” at the same time as this announcement, suspension of sales of “Crest Stone” – on April 22, 2021
* You can continue to use the “Crest Stone” you currently have until the end of the service.
Implementation of final series characters – After maintenance on May 6, 2021
* For details, please see “Addition of series characters” below.
End of service – June 24, 2021 at 14:00
* In-game events will continue to be updated until the end of service.