Is love over? Since July 2022 Square Enix will not release any games on Xbox Game Pass – Xbox
It seems that the marriage of Xbox and Square Enix is something ephemeral that goes by spells, sometimes they love each other very much and others not so much. This extrapolated to the video game business means that when they have had a good relationship, both companies have brought us games for both previous and current Xbox consoles.
Even not long ago, until July of last year, the Japanese company launched a series of games for Xbox and Xbox Game Pass. Surely this new good relationship comes after new agreements, but agreements that are bread for today, hunger for tomorrow, because when the gasoline runs out, the engine stops and games from Square stop arriving on Xbox in the same way that they did. did last year.
Since July 2022, Square Enix has not released anything for Xbox Game Pass
As we have mentioned a little above, We do not know the agreements that Square and Microsoft have or hadbut what is certain is that there are some games that continue to skip Xbox as a launch platform and in turn, since last summer they have not released any games on Xbox Game Pass again.
- Octopath Traveler (Mar 25, 2021)
- Outriders (Apr 1, 2021)
- Dragon Quest Builders 2 (May 4, 2021)
- Just Cause 4: Reloaded (May 13, 2021)
- Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (May 13, 2021)
- Final Fantasy XIII (Sep 2, 2021)
- Marvel’s Avengers (Sep 30, 2021)
- Final Fantasy XIII-2 (Dec 2, 2021)
- Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Mar 3, 2022)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Mar 10, 2022)
- Life is Strange: True Colors (Apr 12, 202)
- PowerWash Simulator (Jul 14, 2022)
As you can see in the list above, these are all the Square games that came to Xbox Game Pass from March 2021 to July 2022. In that year they launched no more and no less than 12 new games on the service, since then, There have been no further approaches and Square Enix’s latest moves around Xbox have not given very good hopes for future releases, knowing that games like Final Fantasy XVI will skip Xbox, (at least for now).
Square Enix games added on Xbox Game Pass since March 2021:
Octopath Traveler (Mar 25, 2021)
Outriders (Apr 1, 2021)
Dragon Quest Builders 2 (May 4, 2021)
Just Cause 4: Reloaded (May 13, 2021)
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster (May 13, 2021)
Final Fantasy XIII (Sep 2, 2021)…
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