In its recent Xo19 celebration event held in London, UK, Microsoft has unveiled the announcement of almost 50 new gaming titles that will be coming to its online game streaming service Xbox Game Pass in 2020. Among those 50 titles, the big news is about the inclusion of almost 10 titles from the massive hit Final Fantasy series. Final Fantasy is a Japanese science-fiction game series that was started back in 1987 and has since garnered millions of fans and players across the globe.
Most of the Final Fantasy gaming titles that are coming to the Xbox Game Pass subscription service will be remakes of original hit titles.
Subscribers of Xbox Game Pass will be able to enjoy the latest versions available for each of the included titles from Final Fantasy series. To be specifically accurate, here are the Final Fantasy titles that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass in 2020:
- Final Fantasy VII
- Final Fantasy VIII: Remastered
- Final Fantasy IX
- Final Fantasy X: HD Remastered
- Final Fantasy X-2: HD Remastered
- Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age
- Final Fantasy XIII
- Final Fantasy XIII-2
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
- Final Fantasy XV
The good news for Final Fantasy fans is that this list consists of almost all the well-known titles that have been released in the series since 1997. For example, the most well-known game series such as Final Fantasy X, Final Fantasy XV, Final Fantasy XII Trilogy, and Final Fantasy VII are included in the inclusion list. However, Xbox Game Pass will be leaving out on two other Final Fantasy titles that are also hugely popular – Final Fantasy XIV and Final Fantasy XIV.
But according to the Executive VP of Gaming at Microsoft Phil Spencer, Xbox Game Pass will include the two omitted MMOs of the Final Fantasy series in near future.
“[Final Fantasy] 14 is one I’ve been dedicated to, working with [director] Yoshida-san to find a solution to bring that game to Xbox. And while it is not in the news today, I wanted you to know, rest assured, that we will be bringing that game to Xbox,” Spencer said.
Along with this major news, other important announcements made in Xo19 event was the inclusion of Dontnod Entertainment’s Tell Me Why;
Obsidian’s Grounded and Rare’s Everwild games, respectively. Additionally, it was noted that Microsoft’s much anticipated Project xCloud will expend further in 2020 to support more regions and countries, as well as the Black Friday deal for Xbox One S All-Digital Edition. The cloud-based service industry has been rapidly developing in the last three years or so, and it is surely giving signs to become the next-gen standard for all kinds of software-as-a-service niche.