Lost Odyssey Now Available for Free on Xbox One Via Backward Compatibility

on December 14, 2016 2:13 PM

Remember when Microsoft posted an Xbox avatar item promising a digital Xbox One copy of Mistwalker’s Lost Odyssey for free to everyone who downloaded it, only to withdraw the offer immediately afterward as it was never supposed to be published? Well, it actually happened, and you don’t even need to download the avatar shirt.

To celebrate the fact that the Xbox 360 backward compatibility feature on Xbox One now counts more than 300 titles, Microsoft announced today that every Xbox One owner can now download Lost Odyssey for free for a limited time.

In order to download the game, you need to grab it here, and it’s already available for your perusal at the moment of this writing. It will be available only until December 31st, and unfortunately you won’t be able to get it if you’re in Turkey, Israel, and China. The full download weighs 22.43 gigabytes, which isn’t very surprising since it includes the content of a whopping four Xbox 360 DVDs.

Lost Odyssey was originally launched for Xbox 360 between 2007 and 2008 (depending on region) as part of a drive to bring exclusive Japanese game to Microsoft’s console. It carries the signature of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and should be part of the collection of any self-respecting JRPG fan.

Can’t beat free, especially when it’s on a great game. Looks like Xbox One fans are getting great JRPG news across the board today.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.