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Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 gets a PC patch after 5 years — is it gearing up for Xbox Series X, PS5?

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 gets a PC patch after 5 years — is it gearing up for Xbox Series X, PS5?
(Image credit: Square Enix)

Square Enix today pushed out an update to Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 on PC five years after its release. 

What was the update and what could this mean for the game? We have the answers, well, some of them anyway. Firstly, it appears that the update fixed an issue of Lightning’s voice not being played in some scenes, according to a Steam post.

Why update Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 now?

It has been five years since the launch of Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13, so why now? It turns out, Microsoft announced that Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy 13 as well as nine other games from the Final Fantasy franchise would be coming to Xbox Game Pass.

The company first announced this at its XO19, which was quite some time ago, but the company said the games that haven't shown up yet are still on the way.

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 gets a PC patch after 5 years — is it gearing up for Xbox Series X, PS5?

(Image credit: Xbox)

According to the announcement at the time, Lightning Returns Final Fantasy 13 will be heading to Xbox Game Pass on Console and PC. However, we don't know if it'll have some sort of compatibility with the Xbox Series X. 

Will it be optimized for it? Or maybe even benefit from the FPS boost? It's unclear right now. This also gets us thinking about a potential port for the PS5 as well. We won't know for sure until we see the next step from either Square Enix or Xbox.

Rami Tabari

Rami Tabari is a Senior Writer for Laptop Mag. He reviews every shape and form of a laptop as well as all sorts of cool tech. You can find him sitting at his desk surrounded by a hoarder's dream of laptops, and when he navigates his way out to civilization, you can catch him watching really bad anime or playing some kind of painfully difficult game. He’s the best at every game and he just doesn’t lose. That’s why you’ll occasionally catch his byline attached to the latest Souls-like challenge.