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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy now Backwards Compatible on the Xbox One

by Ron Duwell | November 12, 2018November 12, 2018 11:30 am EST

Now, nobody is going to squeeze your arm and force you to do anything you don’t want, but you can now play the entire Final Fantasy XIII trilogy thanks to backward compatibility on the Xbox One.

Microsoft added Final Fantasy XIIIFinal Fantasy XIII-2, and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII to the heralded backwards compatible list over the weekend alongside Civilization Revolution, a game that now fully enjoys the benefits of the Xbox One X’s power boost.

Xbox One support helps keep the game in rotation, and I’m glad to see it get a fresh face, but the only way I’ll ever try to dig into Lightning and her squads’ story again is if the trilogy crawls onto the Switch. Final Fantasy XIII and I have a rough history, and every time it pops up on a new console, I’m reminded how its nonsensical story and linear design have completely and utterly broken me.

I’ve beaten all the other Final Fantasy games, Final Fantasy XIII is the only one that has beaten me. I doubt very much I would ever torture myself so thoroughly again if tied to a television. It’s handheld or bust for Lightning here on out for me.


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...