A recent Nintendo Direct live stream revealed that legacy Final Fantasy titles are coming to the Nintendo Switch. However, Square Enix has just announced that Xbox One will also get these games. Final Fantasy VII, IX, X | X-2 HD Remaster, and XII: The Zodiac Age will arrive for both consoles in 2019.
Notable releases include X | X-2 HD Remaster and XII: The Zodiac Age, enhanced versions of the original titles on the PlayStation 2. Aside from small graphical upgrades, FFX | X-2 HD includes a remixed soundtrack. Meanwhile, Square Enix tweaked FFXII: The Zodiac Age’s game balance a little, and also included quality of life changes such as a fast forward feature. VII and IX, however, are ports from the PlayStation versions with the same original gameplay experience.
In other news, the company also revealed World of Final Fantasy Maxima. This is a rerelease of the original World of Final Fantasy for PS4 and PS Vita. However, it will feature additional characters such as Zack, Noctis, Yuna and possibly more. This is also the first time World of Final Fantasy will be coming to Xbox One and Switch, so make sure to look out for it.
Overall, the announcements here are huge news for Microsoft and Nintendo users. These consoles have never been too close with the Final Fantasy series. Square Enix has only made Xbox versions of their games in more recent titles, with the launch of FFXIII in 2009 and FFXV in 2016. As for Nintendo’s platforms, FFVI was the last mainline title to appear on them.
Final Fantasy VII, IX, X | X-2 HD Remaster, and XII: The Zodiac Age will launch on Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in 2019.