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Xbox all but confirms the Final Fantasy XIII series will be playable on Project Scarlett

Xbox all but confirms the Final Fantasy XIII series will be playable on Project Scarlett

Written by Brayden — 13 Jun 2019

As Xbox One remains the only modern console capable of playing the Final Fantasy XIII series and to be honest the clear best way to play the games with the PC ports still littered with issues, Xbox has all but confirmed it will be playable on their next gen console tentatively titled Project Scarlett.

In a new video shown during the latest Inside Xbox presentation, they have discussed the evolution of Xbox Backward Compatibility as it moves onto Project Scarlett. Xbox is aiming to make every single game you can play on your Xbox One, play on their next gen console.

This of course includes Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII which were added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility on November 13, 2018, just in time for the 5th anniversary of Lightning Returns no less. All 3 games are also Xbox One X Enhanced so you can play them in 4K Ultra HD on Xbox One X.

The video even features Final Fantasy XIII's opening credits movie playing dominantly on a TV in the background.

There's also another little Final Fantasy game available on Xbox One via Backward Compatibility and it's the tower defense game Crystal Defenders which was released on the Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 in 2009. As such, you can also expect to be able to play it on Project Scarlett which is important as the only other versions available now are the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable and Android versions of the game with the latter being seriously outdated and at risk of being removed from the Google Play Store and Amazon Appstore at any time.

You can check out the video below.