These three Final Fantasy games are now backwards compatible on Xbox One


The Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature has left many gamers happy since its introduction in 2015, letting them play (or replay) old games from the Xbox 360 generation, and also a few original Xbox games too.

Microsoft has kept adding new games to the console’s backwards compatibility list since then, and now the list has grown to encompass hundreds of Xbox 360 games, including the likes of Assassin’s Creed 2 and Mass Effect.

And Microsoft’s Major Nelson revealed earlier this month that three Final Fantasy games have joined the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list. These are Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII.

The first game, Final Fantasy XIII, stars Lightning, a charismatic female protagonist (which interestingly enough has also made the jump to the world of fashion). The game features fast-paced action, an interesting setting (Cocoon, a floating world), plus those loveable creatures known as chocobos feature in the game too. Plus, you can also summon monsters to do your bidding here.

The other two games (Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII) are also worthy RPGs in their own right and continue Lightning’s story, while also offering more Final Fantasy-style battles and wondrous settings to explore.

Those who own any of these games just need to insert the disc in the drive and wait for installation in order to play. If however you own any of these in digital format, just head to the console’s “Ready to Download” section to initiate a download and play.

With the addition of these Final Fantasy games, the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list now boasts more than 500 games, about a quarter of all those which came out for the good old Xbox 360. It would be a great thing, though, if Microsoft kept adding new titles to the list, something we expect it to do until the end of this year and beyond. For now, you can take a look here to discover some of the best games currently backwards compatible on the Xbox One.