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Square Enix announces five more Final Fantasy games for Xbox One

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The slight support for Xbox One will expand significantly in 2019.

Square Enix yesterday afternoon revealed plans to release five additional Final Fantasy games on the Xbox One, significantly expanding its offerings on that platform. The announcement was part of a larger one Square Enix is hoping will allow consumers to "discover the legacy of Final Fantasy."

Included in the announcement were five of the eight games also announced for Nintendo Switch. Neither platform has traditionally received a lot of attention from Square Enix where Final Fantasy is concerned, so today's change of course is significant.

In addition to Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition HD, which has already been available for a few days, the announcement listed the following five titles:

  • Final Fantasy VII

  • Final Fantasy IX

  • Final Fantasy X / X-2 HD Remaster

  • Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age

  • World of FInal Fantasy Maxima
The first two games on that list are reissues of the PlayStation classics, which have been available on PlayStation 4 some time now. The Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 remasters are more recent, as is Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age, while World of Final Fantasy Maxima is an expanded update of World of Final Fantasy (original to Vita and PS4).

It's unclear what prompted Square Enix to suddenly push for its games to appear on all platforms, aside from the obvious answer of "a desire for more money," and it's difficult not to wonder if the move is the response to a downturn in the company's overall fortunes. Whatever the cause, it seems like good news for western fans in particular.

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Staff article by Jason Venter (September 14, 2018)

Jason Venter has been playing games for 30 years, since discovering the Apple IIe version of Mario Bros. in his elementary school days. Now he writes about them, here at HonestGamers and also at other sites that agree to pay him for his words.

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