In November 2019, Microsoft announced that a large number of Final Fantasy titles would be coming to Xbox Game Pass in the future. Since then, of the ones that are confirmed, a few (Final Fantasy 7, Final Fantasy 8 Remastered, Final Fantasy 9, and Final Fantasy 15) have been added to the service’s catalog, but many others remain missing.
Final Fantasy 10, Final Fantasy 10-2, Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age, Final Fantasy 13, Final Fantasy 13-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 were all also among the games that were confirmed for Xbox Game Pass, but these haven’t yet shown up in the service’s library. However, Microsoft confirms that though their arrival will be a bit belated, they’re still planned for Game Pass, and will be coming in 2021.
A Microsoft spokesperson said to True Achievements: “As we announced at X019, we are excited to bring the Final Fantasy franchise to gamers with Xbox Game Pass. We have done so throughout 2020 and will continue to do so in 2021 and beyond. We look forward to announcing specific launch dates for more Final Fantasy titles in the future.”
Meanwhile, Microsoft and Square Enix have also been in discussions to bring Final Fantasy 14 to Xbox One for some time now, so here’s hoping that happens sooner rather than later. Whenever that does happen, it’s unlikely it will come to Xbox Game Pass.