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Virtuos once again handling the Xbox One and Switch ports of X/X-2 HD and XII TZA

Virtuos once again handling the Xbox One and Switch ports of X/X-2 HD and XII TZA

Written by Brayden — 05 Dec 2018

Virtuos has confirmed that they are once again handling the development of ports for Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age, this time for Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

Virtuos originally worked with Square Enix's 1st Production Department (including key members of the original team such as producer Yoshinori Kitase, director Motomu Toriyama and art director Shintaro Takai among others) to completely remaster the International versions of Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2 along with Final Fantasy X: Eternal Calm and Final Fantasy X-2: Last Mission in high definition.

Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster was released in Japan during December 2013 for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita followed by North America, Europe, Australia and Asia in March 2014.

Virtuos then worked with Square Enix's Business Division 3 to bring Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster to PlayStation 4 in May 2015 with further enhanced graphics. They then released it on PC in May 2016 with additional features such as auto-save, game boosters and more.

After that they continued working with BD3 on another remaster. This time they completely remastered Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System in high definition. They again worked with members of the original Final Fantasy XII team including main programmer Takashi Katano and directors Hiroyuki Ito and Hiroshi Minagawa.

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age was released for PlayStation 4 in July 2017 and on PC in February 2018.

So it's no surprise to see them once again handling the development for the Xbox One and Nintendo Switch ports of Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster and Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age which will both be released in 2019.