Final Fantasy XIII series joins Xbox backward compatibility, gets Xbox One X Enhanced

Ever since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced, gamers have been asking for a few high-profile games. While the majority of requests revolve around the Call of Duty franchise, the Final Fantasy franchise has been another hot series. Today, Microsoft announced that Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will be backward compatible next week. Furthermore, these games and Civilization Revolution will be receiving an Xbox One X Enhanced update to take advantage of the world's most powerful console.

Backward compatibility opens Xbox One to a huge variety of games, spanning three generations of Microsoft's consoles. Despite hardware differences, it remains an outstanding feature, allowing a select library of older games to be played on Xbox One. While the majority of them are Xbox 360 titles, there are also some original Xbox games in there. To date, gamers have enjoyed well over a billion hours of backward compatible games, and the catalog now includes five hundred Xbox 360 games, 25 Xbox One X Enhanced Xbox 360 titles, and 32 original Xbox classics.

Final Fantasy XIII

Players follow Lightning, Snow, and other heroes who are destroyed by a god-like enemy. Cursed and regarded as enemies of society, they have to rely on each other. Will they find the strength within themselves to break free of their curse and determine their own fates, or will they succumb to this higher power?

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Final Fantasy XIII-2

Three years after Lightning and the others saved Cocoon, some survivors decided to start over. Lightning however is nowhere to be found. When the town is suddenly overrun by monsters, a mysterious man named Noel appears to save Serah. Together they set off on a journey to find Lightning.

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII

The world of Gran Pulse is sinking into the sea, and what remains is now called Nova Chrysalia. As Lightning, it is your mission to save as many souls as possible so that they may be brought to the new world. Along the journey, you will encounter familiar faces and engage new foes in all new regions.

Civilization Revolution

Civilization Revolution gives you the opportunity to experience the epic world-building of Civilization in a brand-new way. It features new visuals and better tutorials so that even newcomers can enjoy the experience.

Be sure to check out Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII in particular if you're a fan of the Final Fantasy games. Many Final Fantasy games aren't just cult classics, they're also a lot of fun to play due to their compelling plots.

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Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.