Xbox’s Biggest RPG Coup Ever! Prepare for Octopath Traveler 2’s Epic Takeover in 2024


Octopath Traveler 2

Prepare yourselves, Xbox fans, for a gaming treat of epic proportions! Square Enix’s much-anticipated RPG, Octopath Traveler 2, is set to grace Xbox and Microsoft PC screens in early 2024, taking the gaming world by storm and bolstering Square Enix’s RPG lineup on Microsoft platforms.

While the news has brought joy to Xbox gamers, it’s hard to ignore the fact that the platform is still playing catch-up with its rivals in the realm of JRPGs, underscoring just how beloved this sub-genre is among gamers outside of the Xbox ecosystem.

Leading the charge for this transformation is none other than Xbox’s visionary CEO, Phil Spencer. With an eye on diversifying the Xbox experience beyond the realm of multiplayer shooters, he’s actively pursuing more publisher partnerships and aiming to bring iconic RPG franchises like Final Fantasy into the Xbox fold.

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But let’s delve deeper into the magic of Octopath Traveler 2. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Octopath Traveler, which briefly graced Xbox Game Pass in 2021, the sequel is poised to captivate RPG enthusiasts. While it builds on the beloved pixelated art and 2.5D perspective of the original, it stays true to traditional turn-based RPG mechanics—a rarity in Square Enix’s recent RPG endeavors, which often blend genres. Octopath Traveler 2 introduces a fresh cast of eight characters, each with their unique abilities and enthralling stories, all set in the enchanting world of Solistia. And here’s the icing on the cake—both Octopath Traveler games will be available on Microsoft’s gaming platforms.


Square Enix recently unveiled that Octopath Traveler 2, their critically acclaimed masterpiece, will hit the Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Windows PC in early 2024. The announcement was accompanied by a tantalizing teaser trailer, giving fans a sneak peek into the game’s stunning visuals and captivating gameplay.

The excitement among Xbox gamers is palpable, yet the frustration remains that Xbox is still trailing in the RPG department. Square Enix, known for legendary RPG franchises like Dragon Quest, Final Fantasy, and Kingdom Hearts, sees this move as an opportunity to widen its RPG offerings to Xbox players, a demographic that hasn’t been as exposed to the charms of Japanese RPGs. Xbox CEO Phil Spencer, with his penchant for acquiring publishers, sees this as a strategic move to bridge the gap and cater to a global audience that appreciates non-Western RPGs.

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While Xbox has built its reputation on multiplayer shooters like Halo and online experiences, Spencer’s vision extends far beyond that. He’s determined to diversify the Xbox brand and cater to RPG enthusiasts, even exploring collaborations with Nintendo and PlayStation. With fingers crossed, fans hope to see titles like Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Final Fantasy 16 make their way to Xbox, as a slew of other RPGs have done already.

As of now, Octopath Traveler 2 is available on Nintendo Switch, PC, PS5, and PS4, with Xbox Series X|S joining the party in early 2024. Get ready for an unforgettable RPG journey that’s set to make waves across the gaming universe.

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