Dragon Quest Tact English version shuts down on February 29

Square Enix has announced that the global English version of Dragon Quest Tact will no longer exist after February 29, 2024. The company cited the difficulty in maintaining an enjoyable gaming experience for players of the mobile game app as the primary reason for ceasing services. Sales of in-app purchase items like Gems, Metal Cards, and Passports have also ceased immediately as the announcement went up.

The global version of Dragon Quest Tact launched in January 2021, so it will have a total lifespan of slightly over 3 years when it shuts down next January. However, today's shutdown announcement only seems to affect the English version. The original Japanese version launched in July 2020, but it is still showing vigorous activity with numerous updates and promotions as recent as today. Japanese outlets like Automaton have also corroborated that the Japanese client is not affected by the English server closure.

The full announcement of Dragon Quest Tact's global English server closure is also available to read after the jump right below. The free-to-play mobile game is still available on iOS and Android with regular updates in Japan for the foreseeable future.

Thank you for playing DRAGON QUEST TACT.
We regret to announce we have made the difficult decision to discontinue the DRAGON QUEST TACT app service as of 0:00 on Feb. 29, 2024 (PST).
From the DRAGON QUEST TACT Production Team, we apologize for the abrupt announcement but are sincerely grateful for the support we've received from our players.
Since DRAGON QUEST TACT's launch on Jan. 27, 2021, we've strived to provide an incredible and enjoyable gaming experience for our players every day that could exceed the day before. However, we've come to the conclusion that it would be difficult to continue maintaining the app experience, therefore we are ending the app service.
As we approach the end of app service, please be aware of the following.

■Service End Schedule
- Official Announcement Regarding End of App Service (This Announcement)
1:00 on Dec. 26, 2023 (PST)

- Sale of Gems Ending (Coincides with Official Announcement)
1:00 on Dec. 26, 2023 (PST)
Note: You can continue to use the Gems that you currently hold until the end of app service.

- Sale of Metal Cards Ending (Coincides with Official Announcement)
1:00 on Dec. 26, 2023 (PST)

- Sale of Passport Ending (Coincides with Official Announcement)
1:00 on Dec. 26, 2023 (PST)

- Passport Automatic Renewal Stopped (Automatic renewal was stopped with the release of this Announcement)
21:00 on Dec. 25, 2023 (PST)
Note: Automatic renewal has already been stopped. You do not need to take any additional cancellation actions.

- End of App Service
0:00 on Feb. 29, 2024 (PST)
Note: In-game events are scheduled to be continually updated until the end of app service.

Although we only have a short time left until service ends on Feb. 29, 2024, we hope you will continue to enjoy playing Dragon Quest Tact until the final day.

Date: Dec. 26, 2023
The DRAGON QUEST TACT Production Team