Which Final Fantasy XV edition is included in Xbox Game Pass?

Vanilla version or the Royal Edition of Final Fantasy XV.


Final Fantasy XV is available starting today on Xbox Game Pass, but fans have not been happy with the original announcement about the game’s introduction in the subscription.

Revealing the arrival of Square Enix’s action-RPG in the library, Microsoft has shared that Final Fantasy XV would be coming to the service, without outlining the version of the title.

It was widely interpreted as the vanilla release was set to be coming on Xbox Game Pass, which was kind of disappointing if you consider that the title was initially launched in 2016.

Luckily enough, Microsoft clarified with a series of tweets that the Xbox Game Pass subscribers can expect to play both on PC and Xbox One, the Royal Edition of Final Fantasy XV, which was released two years later. It wasn’t mentioned before as the original FFXV has been delisted on Microsoft Store.

The Royal Edition features an all-new dungeon in Insomnia City Ruins, as well as the first-person mode and the ability to control the Royal Vessel, Final Fantasy XV‘s boat that takes players from Cape Caem to Atlissia.

On top of that, Season Pass content are all included from the startup (Episode Gladiolus, Prompto, Ignis, and the multiplayer expansion Comrades).

Surprisingly, Xbox Game Pass subscribers also get the $4.99Episode Ardyn, which is not included in the Season Pass but has to be purchased separately. It released in March 2019.

The episode is part of a canceled a tetralogy of additional content, which Square Enix dropped once Hajime Tabata left the development team, and Luminous Productions came to work on a next-generation IP and lets you play as villain Ardyn in a new story.

Another DLC was meant to cover more stories based on characters Aranea, Lunafreya, and Noctis, with the latter, which would have provided a new and definitive ending to the game.

Other games coming to Xbox Game Pass in February include Death’s Gambit and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.