In a recent turn of events, Xbox has clarified a misunderstanding regarding the availability of the highly anticipated game, ‘Visions of Mana‘. Despite earlier indications, the game will not be gracing the Xbox Game Pass, a decision that has been met with mixed reactions from the gaming community.
Clarifying the Confusion
During a captivating weekend filled with gaming news, a statement appeared on the Xbox website suggesting that ‘Visions of Mana’, Square Enix’s upcoming action-RPG, would be available on Game Pass from day one. This announcement was a surprise to many, as it signified a significant addition to the Xbox Game Pass library, known for its diverse and appealing collection of games.
However, Xbox has since stepped forward to clarify this situation. In a statement to Eurogamer, a Microsoft spokesperson confirmed that the mention of ‘Visions of Mana’ on the Game Pass was, in fact, a mistake. They stated, “We’re aware that Xbox.com included language that indicated Visions of Mana was coming to Xbox Game Pass and can confirm this was an error.”
The spokesperson further emphasized that while Xbox is continually seeking to enhance their Game Pass offerings, there are currently no plans to include ‘Visions of Mana’ in their lineup. This clarification has set the record straight, albeit leaving some fans disappointed.
Anticipation for Visions of Mana
Despite this hiccup, the excitement for ‘Visions of Mana’ remains high. The game, which featured as a secret addition in the recent Xbox Developer Direct, marks the return of the revered Mana series after more than 15 years. Its impending release across Xbox Series X/S, PC, and PlayStation has been a source of joy for fans who have long awaited a new installment in the series.
Moreover, Square Enix enthusiasts are optimistic that the release of ‘Visions of Mana’ on Xbox platforms could signal a broader range of Square Enix titles making their way to the console. This hope is bolstered by the announcement made by Xbox boss Phil Spencer at the Final Fantasy 14 Fan Fest in Las Vegas, confirming that the MMORPG ‘Final Fantasy 14’ will be coming to Xbox this year.