Sq. Enix is winding down help for its kart racer, Chocobo GP, on Nintendo Swap, the writer introduced this week. There might be “no additional giant scale updates,” together with new characters or new maps, for Chocobo GP, Sq. Enix stated. The writer has additionally ended gross sales of Mythril, the racing recreation’s premium foreign money.
Chocobo GP gamers who do have Mythril higher spend it, as a result of it’ll turn out to be “invalid” on Jan. 6, 2023, Sq. Enix stated in an “necessary discover” posted on its help web site. However it seems like gamers will nonetheless be capable to buy gadgets as a part of the continuing season 5 by way of different means — Chocobo GP’s ticket- and gil-based retailers. These purchases will embrace gadgets bought through the recreation’s first 4 seasons.
Chocobo GP itself will stay playable, Sq. Enix famous. The change doesn’t seem to have an effect on the cell variations of Chocobo GP for Android and iOS.
Sq. Enix ending help for Chocobo GP comes simply 9 months after the sport launched on Nintendo Swap. The sport is a religious successor to Chocobo Racing, which was launched on the unique PlayStation in 1999. Chocobo GP’s launch got here with criticism aimed toward Sq. Enix, which launched the sport for $49.99 however monetized it like a free-to-play cell recreation, with a paid season move and a trio of in-game currencies.
Chocobo GP lets gamers race as acquainted faces from Closing Fantasy (and the Chocobo spinoff video games), together with a Chocobo carrying inline skates, Cid, Terra Branford, Vivi, and Steiner, in addition to summons Shiva, Titan, Gilgamesh, and Ifrit. Racers can use well-known Closing Fantasy spells like Aero, Blizzard, Fireplace, and Thunder to battle opponents in races that echo Nintendo’s Mario Kart sequence.