- Visions of Mana will not be available on Xbox Game Pass on its release date, despite rumors and references on the official Xbox page.
- The game, part of the Mana RPG series, will be released on Xbox Series X/S in the summer of 2024, as Square Enix aims to bring more games to Xbox.
- Xbox Game Pass still offers a range of Japanese RPG options.
Xbox has recently confirmed that Visions of Mana is not coming to Game Pass on day one. After the game’s surprise appearance at Xbox Developer Direct and the discovery of Game Pass references on its official Xbox page, fans were expecting to see Visions of Mana on the subscription service, but this won’t happen for now.
Visions of Mana was originally announced during The Game Awards 2023. The game will be the first mainline title in the beloved RPG series in 15 years, and it will feature a semi-open world with real-time combat.
Visions of Mana Underscores 2024 as a Big Year for JRPGs
The surprise announcement of a brand-new game in the long-running Mana series adds yet another anticipated JRPG to a stacked year for the genre.
Now, Xbox has clarified that Visions of Mana will not be available on Game Pass on day one, according to Eurogamer. The rumors started when some gamers spotted Visions of Mana being described as coming to Game Pass on its Xbox Store page. According to a Microsoft spokesperson, though, the inclusion of this information was a mistake, and Microsoft does not have any plans to bring Visions of Mana to Game Pass at the moment.
Is Visions of Mana Coming to Game Pass?
- No, Visions of Mana is not coming Game Pass.
Despite not being available on Game Pass at launch, Visions of Mana is coming to Xbox Series X/S in the summer of 2024. This is part of an effort made by Square Enix to bring more games to Xbox. Last year, the company confirmed that its popular MMORPG Final Fantasy 14 would be available for Microsoft’s console in 2024, and there are some rumors that Final Fantasy 7 Remake may come to the platform, too. So, the year may still be exciting for Square Enix fans who own an Xbox.
Despite the frustration with Microsoft’s latest announcement, Xbox Game Pass subscribers still have some pretty good options for Japanese RPGs to play right now. Fans of the genre can try out some critically-acclaimed titles such as Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom, Persona 5 Tactica, and Yakuza: Like a Dragon, for example. February 2 will mark the release of the eagerly awaited Persona 3 Reload, which will be available on day one for subscribers. In April, Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes will be released.
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