Get Backward Compatible Lost Odyssey for Free on Xbox One by Downloading an Avatar Shirt [UPDATED: Not really]

on November 17, 2016 7:59 PM

Update: looks like we all got excited for nothing. Unfortunately Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb just posted on Reddit  that this was just “a test that slipped out,” and there are no plans “right now” for this to actually happen.

Mistakes happen, but this could certainly be a major disappointment for many. It remains to be seen if Hryb’s message means that this giveaway will be implemented some time down the line, or it’ll actually never happen.

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You can read the original article below:

Mistwalker’s Lost Odyssey for Xbox 360 was an absolutely awesome (and absolutely underrated) JRPG, and if you want to play it on Xbox One, and do it for free, you have come to the right place.

In order to celebrate the anniversary of backward compatibility on the console, Microsoft released a free avatar shirt, that you can find and grab here (or here if your avatar is female).

You can see the shirt at the bottom of the post, but the sweetest part is that by downloading it, you get Lost Odyssey for free. A digital copy of the game is supposed to appear on your “Ready to Install” list on the console at some time down the line.

It’s worth mentioning that while the offer is already up, the game doesn’t appear to have been delivered yet, so it might take a while before it appears on your list. No information has been provided on when exactly it will happen.

Keep in mind that the offer is valid only until November 30th, and only for Xbox One, so you won’t get the game for Xbox 360 even if it was for the older console to begin with.

“Thank you for a great year! Download this tee to get a free Xbox One digital entitlement to Lost Odyssey. The game will appear in your Ready to Install queue. Please note, the game entitlement is for Xbox One only and the tee is available to download for a limited time until November 30, 2016.”

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 brings the signature of Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and should be part of the collection of any self-respecting JRPG fan. Besides, it’s free. What’s not to love?

 /  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.