Promised more than a year ago by Microsoft , the ten Final Fantasy supposed to be found in the Xbox Game Pass still do not respond to it in full. However, the manufacturer has just assured that the remaining titles will be offered from this year.
In November 2019, during the X019 event held in London, Microsoft announced the arrival of around forty titles for its Xbox Game Pass, including The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt , Tekken 7 , several Halos and nothing less than the Final Fantasy franchise.
However, it was obviously expected that only Final Fantasy previously adapted to high definition are part of the offer. And apparently, it was also necessary to be patient, because more than a year later, the ten promised titles are still not present in the bouquet.
Final Fantasy classics for 2021 and 2022 on Xbox
As of this writing , VGC reports, there are only four canonical episodes of the Final Fantasy series in Xbox Game Pass: Final Fantasy VII , Final Fantasy VIII Remastered , Final Fantasy IX, and Final Fantasy XV . So three games with blurry graphics and a fourth being just as murky in terms of its scenario.
We can guess the identity of the six missing titles because it is possible to buy them individually: 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 .
The question remained as to whether the rest of the list would ultimately fit into the bloated Xbox Game Pass offer. Officially, via a spokesperson, Microsoft said that these softs will arrive in Game Pass “in 2021 and beyond” .
“As we announced at X019, we are excited to bring the Final Fantasy franchise to gamers with Xbox Game Pass. We have been doing this throughout 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to announcing specific launch dates for other Final Fantasy titles in the future. ”
This is called making the pleasure last. If we consider that it is amusing to wait several months or even years to replay, on current platforms, games, some of which date back to three previous generations.