Somewhat getting lost in all the brouhaha over Final Fantasy XV, at 10AM EDT today (March 31st) Square Enix closed it's servers for Final Fantasy XI on both the Playstation 2 and the XBox 360. Final Fantasy XI was released on May 16, 2002 on both systems and Windows PCs. But fret not, console gamers, you can transfer your PlayOnline IDs to Square Enix Accounts then download the game on your PC for free. Here is the link with information on how to do so: http://www.playonline.com/ff11us/envi/win/winshift.html
This in turn also signifies the end of the Playstation 2 era, which began in 2000. The Sony system is the highest selling console of all time, with over 155 million units sold. A slew of well-loved Square Enix games were released on the system, including Dragon Quest VIII, mainline Final Fantasy titles from X and XII, as well as spin-off Final Fantasy X-2 and the afformentioned Final Fantasy XI, Square Enix's first MMORPG.
Despite having to say goodbye to the console versions of this game, this is still an exciting time to be a Final Fantasy fan. There's still the PC version to play, and Final Fantasy XIV is going strong. With the upcoming releases of Final Fantasy XV and the remake of Final Fantasy VII, things are still looking up for fans of the series.