In 2019, Microsoft promised that it could convey Final Fantasy video games to its Xbox Game Pass subscription service, and it definitely saved its phrase. A lot of Final Fantasy video games have been added to Xbox Game Pass since that preliminary announcement, and whereas some have already been eliminated, 4 main titles nonetheless stay. And the way in which that Xbox Game Pass cycles titles out and in of its lineup, it is all the time potential that the eliminated FF video games will make a return sooner or later.
In the meantime, Xbox Game Pass subscribers could also be questioning which Final Fantasy titles are at the moment obtainable for them to play with their subscription. As it stands, 4 primary sequence Final Fantasy video games are nonetheless obtainable to play by way of Xbox Game Pass on the time of this writing, together with a number of the most critically-acclaimed FF video games so far. Final Fantasy 7, 9, and 15 could also be gone from Xbox Game Pass, however these video games stay with no removing date introduced thus far.
Here are the 4 Final Fantasy video games which might be obtainable to play with Xbox Game Pass as of September 2021.
Final Fantasy 8 Remastered
There as soon as was a time when all three of the PS1-era Final Fantasy video games had been on Xbox Game go, however as beforehand talked about, FF7 and FF9 have since been eliminated. It’s potential that Final Fantasy 8 Remastered will likely be making its departure from Xbox Game Pass within the close to future as properly, although no specifics have been introduced on the time of this writing. Since FF8 may very properly be becoming a member of Final Fantasy 7 and 9 by leaving Game Pass quickly, followers ought to make it a degree to test it out whereas they nonetheless can.
Instead of a straight port of the unique PS1 recreation, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered contains visible and efficiency enhancements, making it the best-looking model of the sport by a major margin. Not solely that, however there are numerous gameplay modifiers that enable gamers to tailor the Final Fantasy 8 expertise to their liking. This contains choices to speed-up the gameplay, making the comparatively slow-paced turn-based battles way more tolerable than they had been previously.
Final Fantasy 8 is a considerably divisive entry within the franchise, but it surely nonetheless earned important acclaim and definitely has its justifiable share of devoted followers. It will depart Xbox Game Pass finally, however for now subscribers can play by way of it in its entirety.
Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster
While this counts as one Final Fantasy recreation, it is technically a set of two PS2-era titles which were remastered for contemporary platforms. This assortment brings Final Fantasy 10 and Final Fantasy 10-2 collectively, with some graphical tweaks to guarantee that the video games look higher on newer TVs, although the gameplay is generally unchanged. Final Fantasy 10 and 10-2 nonetheless maintain up, although, and so the video games weren’t actually in want of a lot altering.
Final Fantasy 10/10-2 HD Remaster guarantees over 100 hours of gameplay between the 2 video games, and so it is simply one of many meatier titles on Xbox Game Pass on the time of this writing. Its eventual removing will likely be a giant blow for Final Fantasy followers, however there must be loads of time to expertise the sport earlier than it is given the boot.
Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age
Final Fantasy 12 served as a severe departure from Final Fantasy sequence norms when it first launched, introducing an progressive fight system versus the same old turn-based battles that followers had been used to on the time. It nonetheless earned widespread important acclaim, and The Zodiac Age model makes an excellent recreation that significantly better. Like the opposite Final Fantasy remasters Square Enix has put out, The Zodiac Age has an enhanced presentation, providing higher graphics and sound, whereas additionally bringing some gameplay enhancements to the desk as properly. This is certainly the definitive method to expertise the expansive journey that’s Final Fantasy 12, and Xbox Game Pass subscribers can see all of it with their subscription.
Final Fantasy 13
Final Fantasy 13 is without doubt one of the lowest-rated primary sequence Final Fantasy video games, however that does not imply it would not have something to supply. Final Fantasy 13‘s graphics are nonetheless breathtaking to at the present time, and whereas it takes awhile to get going, it actually opens up within the second half. It will likely be fascinating to see if there’s sufficient curiosity in Final Fantasy 13‘s story for the opposite video games within the sequence to make it to Xbox Game Pass sooner or later, however for now, followers could make their means by way of Lightning’s authentic journey.
Final Fantasy Games on PlayStation Now
This is simply hypothesis at the moment, but it surely’s potential that the Final Fantasy video games which were faraway from Xbox Game Pass is because of a brand new deal that Square Enix has signed to convey the video games to Sony’s competing PlayStation Now service. Each month from now till January, a Final Fantasy recreation is getting added to PlayStation Now, beginning with Final Fantasy 7 this month and ending with Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age in January. So whereas Xbox Game Pass subscribers could also be out of luck in terms of a few of these basic Final Fantasy titles, they’re nonetheless going to be available on a subscription service that will be cheaper to pay for than shopping for the video games outright.