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Forums - Microsoft Discussion - Yakuza 0, Kiwami and Kiwami 2 Coming to Xbox/Gamepass & Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5, 2.5 and 2.8 Coming to Xbox in 2020

Great. I dont think MS should invest money in Japanese exclusives. But I certainly feel MS should spend money if necessary to encourage more Japanese ports on Xbox.



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Unfortunately Kingdom Hearts isn't launching on gamepass. Weird that they chose to put the whole FF series on but not KH. Guess FF is what MS wanted on the service.



I'll give Yakuza a try on gamepass.



Barkley said:
Unfortunately Kingdom Hearts isn't launching on gamepass. Weird that they chose to put the whole FF series on but not KH. Guess FF is what MS wanted on the service.

I don't see what's weird about it. All of the Final Fantasy games coming to Game Pass were already released on Xbox One. Most fans already paid for these games. The Kingdom Hearts games on the other hand are brand new games on the Xbox platform once they release.

If anything it's weird that Sega decided to port 3 Yakuza games and put them straight into Game Pass without selling them first.



Barozi said:
Barkley said:
Unfortunately Kingdom Hearts isn't launching on gamepass. Weird that they chose to put the whole FF series on but not KH. Guess FF is what MS wanted on the service.

I don't see what's weird about it. All of the Final Fantasy games coming to Game Pass were already released on Xbox One. Most fans already paid for these games. The Kingdom Hearts games on the other hand are brand new games on the Xbox platform once they release.

If anything it's weird that Sega decided to port 3 Yakuza games and put them straight into Game Pass without selling them first.

They probably don't expect they'll sell much so they'd rather take Microsoft's upfront payment, and if we know anything about Microsoft it's that they usually overpay.

Also I edited the thread title for clarity, when I first made it I mistakenly thought Kingdom Hearts was also coming to Gamepass, now it doesn't make much sense to have them both in the same thread.

Last edited by Ryuu96 - on 17 November 2019

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It’s important for MSFT to attract and promote Japanese titles. Good move on their part in securing Yakuza.



Barkley said:
Unfortunately Kingdom Hearts isn't launching on gamepass. Weird that they chose to put the whole FF series on but not KH. Guess FF is what MS wanted on the service.

Most likely licensing issues prevent them from just putting KH straight onto a streaming service.

It is worth remembering that this was partly why the games were never digital until PS4. 



Leynos said:
I didn't think Yakuza HD on Wii U could be topped in things that will never happen but sure. Yakuza is a huge reason why I love the PS4. You XBO owners better support these games. They are true story telling brilliance. Yakuza 0 has one of the best ever in gaming history. Yakuza 0 is one damn amazing game. Enjoy!

Yakuza 0 is great. Even among Yakuza games, the story in this one surprised me. And as always there's a ton of different things to do in these games.
There's something in there for everyone.

jason1637 said:
I'll give Yakuza a try on gamepass.

I suggest giving it a bit of time to get going, when you do. Has a bit of a slow start, but I think once you are introduced to Goro Majima, things start getting really good.