Xbox Latest Deals & Update: 'Lost Odyssey'; Download & Play For Free For A Limited Time Offer

By Yang Llaneza , Updated Dec 16, 2016 07:34 PM EST
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Microsoft announced that its Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog already exceed 300 games. To celebrate, the tech giant is giving away free games.

Before December 31, 2016, "Lost Odyssey," one of the few JRPGs for Xbox 360, can be included to Xbox Live subscribers' libraries free. Moreover, "Blue Dragon," another JRPG for 360, is now available for download in the Xbox store as part of the backwards compatibility program; however, it is not free of charge, says, IGN.

Xbox head Phil Spencer said this morning that almost half of all Xbox One owners take a lead of the Xbox 360 backwards compatible feature presented to the system. With Backward Compatibility, you can play over 300 Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. According to Major Nelson when both games were originally added to the backwards compatibility program, only those who have the required the original disc can play the games. The report further stated that Microsoft engineers came up with a solution by allowing the game to be digitally available on Xbox 360 Marketplace.

Both games are the masterpiece of Mistwalker Studios lead by Hironobu Sakaguchi and are definitely JRPGs, something of an uncommon site on Microsoft's last-gen console. In addition, the game developer is a legendary game studio made up of many icons in gaming such as Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of "Final Fantasy."

Other talents who contributed to "Lost Odyssey" included the legendary composer Nobuo Uematsu and author Kiyoshi Shigematsu. "Lost Odyssey" was formerly released in 2008 for the Xbox 360 in North America. The game is about the journey of Kaim, a shadowy immortal warrior on an epic adventure of self-discovery.

The free digital copy of "Lost Odyssey," however, is not applicable in Turkey, China, and Israel. "Lost Odyssey" and "Blue Dragon" can both be downloaded from the Xbox 360 Marketplace, with "Blue Dragon" presently priced at $20.

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