Microsoft confirms missing Final Fantasy Xbox Game Pass titles are still coming

By Sean Carey,
Cast your minds back to X019, and you may remember Microsoft making a huge Xbox Game Pass announcement detailing some of the fantastic new games set to join the service in 2020, including ten games from the Final Fantasy franchise. It's now 2021, and only four of the ten Final Fantasy games Microsoft promised have found their way into the Game Pass library, which has left many wondering if favourites such as Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered and Final Fantasy XIII would be joining Game Pass at all. Microsoft has now confirmed that more Final Fantasy titles will be coming in 2021.

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A Microsoft spokesperson told TrueAchievements, "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." Microsoft didn't give us a reason for the delay, but it's comforting to know that 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 are all still joining the Xbox Game Pass library, albeit a bit later than originally intended.

Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy VIII Remastered, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XV, and Final Fantasy XV Multiplayer: Comrades are all currently playable in both Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Game Pass for PC.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey, I’m Sean! I joined both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies as a staff writer in 2019. I’m a big fan of the Metal Gear Solid series and love a good narrative adventure. Most evenings you’ll find me failing to get a win in Call of Duty: Warzone.