Microsoft Pledges Absent Final Fantasy Games Are Still Set For Xbox In 2021

Posted on January 8, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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Upon the influx of games that continues to pour into Xbox Game Pass in the past year, the ones that remain to be the most surprising arises from the east. In particular, Japan: franchises like Yakuza, Kingdom Hearts, and Final Fantasy are among the plenty that Xbox users could not believe would launch for its platform only surfacing on the PlayStation store or Nintendo eShop in the past.

But alas, Microsoft back in last 2019 during its second annual X019 event announced that those aforementioned franchises are expecting an inflow of releases for Xbox – more precisely Xbox Game Pass. And while the majority of these games are already available, more is certainly on the way. Most recently, Microsoft disclosed the remaining mainline installments for Yakuza will be shipping as soon as the end of January.

As for the lingering Final Fantasy releases that yet received an Xbox port, that is expected to take place sometime in 2021. According to a statement issued to TrueAchievements, the firm is planning to distribute more Final Fantasy entries later in the year through the service.

As we announced at X019, we are excited to bring the Final Fantasy franchise to gamers with Xbox Game Pass. We have done so throughout 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to announcing specific launch dates for more Final Fantasy titles in the future.

Relayed by TrueAchievements, these games are still due for release via Xbox Game Pass: Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered, Final Fantasy X-2: HD Remastered, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII. However, many are still hopeful to eventually witness the welcoming of Final Fantasy XIV Online to Xbox in the near future.

In June 2016, it was reported from an interview with director Naoki Yoshida that Microsoft approached Square Enix on a port for Final Fantasy XIV Online, but the platform was said to be lacking experience. But in the years following, the platform has evolved especially after welcoming Phantasy Star Online 2 in 2019. You can read the initial report by heading here.

What are you most excited to see be welcomed to Xbox from the Final Fantasy series?

Source: TrueAchievements

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