Back in the Xbox 360 era, the Xbox division at Microsoft set out to work with Japanese developers and get some games that the Eastern market (and fans of Japanese RPGs in general) would want on the platform (and Phil Spencer would like to see this continue). This resulted in a couple of games, with two of them being Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey. Both of them would go on to develop a bit of a cult following, and both were frequently requested when fans were asked what they wanted to see on the Xbox One’s backward compatibility program.
Fast forward to the present day, and both games are backward compatible on the Xbox One. Prices for physical copies keep getting higher and higher, but it was impossible to buy either one digitally- until today.
Both Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey have appeared on the Xbox Marketplace, and the latter is available completely free until December 31st, 2016. This is to celebrate both the one year anniversary of the backward compatibility program and over 300 games being available on the Xbox One through the service.
This is a really great development, and means that more people than ever will be able to experience two good games which have been getting harder and harder to find.
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