Square Enix has issued a cease and desist order of a fan translation patch for Final Fantasy Type-0. Originally created by fans for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and PlayStation Vita versions of the game, the patch has since been removed from the internet due to legal threats by the publishing company.
The fan translation patch, which was in development at Operation Doomtrain, was set to localize Final Fantasy Type-0. The game is currently only available to Japanese audiences. Until the cease and desist notification, it was set to release on August 8.
“Unfortunately I’m forced to remove my posts and pages related to the popular Final Fantasy Type-0 fan translation project,” reads a notice by fan developer SkyBladeCloud. “That’s right, certain game company thinks that threats and false accusations are the way to treat its biggest fans.
“For the time being I can’t answer questions related to this matter, but I’ll write a more comprehensive post about all this once I get the chance. I hope you understand, and as always I appreciate your support (that I might need more that ever in the near future). Thank you very much.”
Despite the cessation of the fan-made localization of Final Fantasy Type-0, western audiences will still be able to play the game when it is released in the future for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The game doesn’t have a release date yet, but Square Enix has confirmed that the game will be out as an HD remaster for the new-gen consoles.