Square Enix has announced that support for their racing title, Chocobo GP, has ceased following the recent Season 5 update. To elaborate, no more large-scale updates are planned, and sales of Mythril have been discontinued.
The full patch notes are quoted below:
Thank you for playing “Chocobo GP”.
Season 5 will be the last season where prize pass levels are used in the Chocobo GP mode. Operating policies for after Season 5 ends are detailed below.
- Rankings will continue without the use of prize pass levels, in the same way as the current season off period.
- There will be no further large scale updates (e.g. new characters or new maps) to the game after the Season 5 update on Wednesday, December 21, 2022.
*It will remain possible to play the Chocobo GP mode itself.
Additionally, sales of Mythril on the Nintendo e-shop have been discontinued with the update released today at 15:00 (JST).
Mythril that players own will still be able to be used at the in-game mythril shop during Season 5 and beyond, but the shop itself will disappear when all purchased mythril becomes invalid as of 00:00 on 01/06/2023 (JST). Accordingly, please be aware that all mythril, including any remaining non-paid for mythril, will become invalid at this time.
*As it is not possible to receive a refund for purchased Mythril, please be sure to spend before its expiration.
Furthermore, new items will continue to be added to the mythril shop during Season 5 as before, but the same items may also be added to the ticket or gil shops at the same time and become available to obtain without spending mythril.
Items originally sold in the Mythril Shop during the Season 1 to Season 4 periods may also be added to the Ticket or Gil Shops.
*Items originally sold in the Mythril Shop as exclusive to Season 1 may also be put back on sale (with some exceptions).
*Items originally awarded as Prize Level rewards for Season 1 may also be put on sale in the Ticket or Gil Shops.
We hope you continue to enjoy “Chocobo GP”.
Chocobo GP is an approachable racer infused with Final Fantasy elements to give it a distinct identity. For example, aside from the cast consisting of Final Fantasy favorites like Gilgamesh and Chocobo, players can utilize Magicite and character-specific abilities to turn the tides in their favor.
Further, a Story Mode is featured, where playing through it will grant new courses and useable characters. Other gameplay modes include Series Races, trials of skill across several courses demanding players to place as best as possible.
Time Attack allows players to race against past iterations of themselves and against other players’ ghosts to better their racing prowess. Custom race tracks can also be made, and local + online multiplayer adds an invaluable degree of replayability. Finally, Chocobo GP mode is a massive online tournament mode featuring 64 players where rewards differ per season.
Chocobo GP is available for Nintendo Switch.
If you missed it, check out our review.
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