Xbox’s recent X018 event in Mexico City provided some good news for Final Fantasy XIII fans: the entire trilogy is coming to Xbox One’s backward compatibility library.
Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII, which brings back the protagonist from the first game, will all be playable on Xbox One starting November 13th. All three games will be enhanced on Xbox One X.
Final Fantasy XIII was generally well-received upon its initial release, though it’s linearity caused a bit of controversy. Its sequel’s gameplay was well-liked, with some considering it superior to the original, though some felt its story was a bit undercooked. Lightning Returns was a serviceable conclusion to the trilogy, with a deeper combat system, even if its quest design was somewhat lackluster.
Following the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X and X-2, and Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age will all be playable on Xbox One sometime in 2019.
Final Fantasy XIII‘s upcoming arrival to Xbox One should be welcome news for fans of the series after Square Enix cancelled the rest of Final Fantasy XV‘s planned DLC and director Hajime Tabata announced his departure from the developer.
Xbox also announced that Civilization Revolution, the strategy series’ console spin-off that originally debuted on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2008, has gotten Xbox One X enhancements, including a bump up to 4K resolution. As with any game that gets Xbox One X enhancements, if you own Civilization Revolution through Xbox One’s backward compatibility program and an Xbox One X, you will get these upgrades in a free update.