Microsoft announced today that Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIII trilogy will be backwards compatible to Xbox One on November 13.
Gamers who previously owned the disc or digital version of Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII-3 will finally be able to play the game on Xbox One with no problem whatsoever. From the three Final Fantasy XIII games, only two games are available for purchase digitally and they hare Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.
Here’s an overview of the three Final Fantasy XIII games:
Final Fantasy XIII
Cocoon — a utopia in the sky.
Its inhabitants believed their world a paradise.
Under the Sanctum’s rule, Cocoon had long known peace and prosperity.
Mankind was blessed by its protectors, the benevolent fal’Cie, and believed that tranquil days would continue forever.
Their tranquility was shattered with the discovery of one hostile fal’Cie.
The moment that fal’Cie from Pulse — the feared and detested lower world — awoke from its slumber, peace on Cocoon came to an end.
Fal’Cie curse humans, turning them into magic-wielding servants.
They become l’Cie — chosen of the fal’Cie.
Those branded with the mark of a l’Cie carry the burden of either fulfilling their Focus or facing a fate harsher than death itself.
A prayer for redemption.
A wish to protect the world.
A promise to challenge destiny.
After thirteen days of fates intertwined, the battle begins.
Final Fantasy XIII-2
The unfolding drama of FINAL FANTASY XIII, released in 2010 and selling six million copies worldwide, continues in FINAL FANTASY XIII-2. Explore a richly developed world featuring both new and familiar faces, and an exciting and highly developed strategic battle system. In this ongoing saga, the future is about to change..
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Lightning, the star of the FINAL FANTASY XIII series, is poised to face her ultimate challenge. Experience a new game world, a new battle system, and extended customization features. The epic FINAL FANTASY XIII tale is coming to a thrilling finale, but every facet of the game has been revamped to deliver an original gaming experience. The world will end in 13 days. Once again, its fate rests on the shoulders of one woman.
In addition to the Final Fantasy XIII trilogy, another game that will be backwards compatible is Civilization: Revolution, which will be enhanced for Xbox One X as well.
Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII are available now for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.