Xbox One, which has been priced at Rs 4,599 provides the feature of backward compatibility which allows users to play original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on Microsoft’s latest family of consoles. At X018, Microsoft announced regarding the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy for Xbox 360 and added that it can be played on Xbox One via backward compatibility as well. This basically means that the Final Fantasy series- XIII, XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII can all be played on the Xbox One (through the disc or digital download) since November 13.
Final Fantasy XIII was the first ever game which had a single-player mainline. The Final Fantasy game will be made available on the Xbox 360. Before this, entries in one of the longest-running Japanese role-playing game series were on consoles such as Sony or Nintendo. Given the reputation of Square Enix’s penchant, who is well-known for remastering and re-releasing their older content, it came as a surprise that Final Fantasy XIII and its sequels hadn’t received such kind of treatment until now. It is quite possible that this situation might not arise since they have already announced the availability of the series through a backward compatibility feature.
One post from Microsoft read thus- “Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be entirely new to the Back Compat catalog. To date, game players have enjoyed playing well over one billion hours of Backward Compatible games and we look forward to continuing to grow the collection including more than 500 Xbox 360 games, 25 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 32 Original Xbox classics.”
Things seem curious post availability of backward compatibility than ever because the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy is out of reach from the highlight of the Final Fantasy series.