Is The First Descendant on Xbox?

Image of The First Descendant from the Microsoft Store.
Xbox players can join the battle for humanity in The First Descendant. (Image credit: NEXON | Xbox)

Is The First Descendant on Xbox?

Yes, The First Descendant is available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One at the same time as other platforms, with full cross-play and cross-progression between supported platforms.

One of the most anticipated games of 2024 so far has been The First Descendant, a high-octane, third-person, free-to-play, RPG shooter looter built in Unreal Engine 5. The game has been seemingly unstoppable in terms of momentum and isn't slowing down at release time, which begs the question — on which platforms is The First Descendant available? Fortunately, not many are being left out of the fun with this one.

The First Descendant officially released on July 2, 2024, and is available simultaneously across Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows PC via Steam, PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 4. If you're interested in checking the game out for yourself, you can download and play The First Descendant for free at Microsoft Store (Xbox) and get started right away.

Does The First Descendant support cross-play?

Yes, you can play with your friends in The First Descendant. (Image credit: NEXON | Xbox)

The First Descendant is not only available on Xbox, it's also connected to every other platform. That means you can play with your friends (or meet new ones) regardless of where they play. So, yes, The First Descendant does support both cross-play and cross-save. Once you link your NEXON account, you can carry your progress across Xbox, Windows PC (via Steam), and PlayStation.

You can also use that NEXON account to find your friends on other platforms, but The First Descendant will place you in a shared world with plenty of other players on all platforms by default. In fact, many quests will be automatically joined by other players, and you can opt-in to public servers when taking on larger and more difficult missions. The First Descendant can also be played entirely solo, so it's up to you how you want to play.

Play The First Descendant now

Explore Albion and other parts of the continent of Ingris in The First Descendant, available now. (Image credit: NEXON | Xbox)

Is The First Descendant the latest to join our list of the best Xbox games? Well, our final verdict is still pending, but this brand-new free-to-play multiplayer shooter seems to be performing very well. The low cost to join the battle against The Vulgus certainly doesn't help The First Descendant's chance at success, although players will have the option to spend real-world money on optional purchases like the Premium Battle Pass, special cosmetics, and helpful upgrades.

If you're just getting started yourself, you can check out our The First Descendant character tier list to figure out which of the Descendants will best suit your playstyle. For those still on the fence, our in-depth The First Descendant FAQ has all the information you need to make a final decision. Of course, you can always just go and download The First Descendant for free at Microsoft Store (Xbox) and try it for yourself.

Zachary Boddy
Staff Writer

Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.