Xbox head Phil Spencer has responded to the possibility of a sequel to Blue Dragon by saying, “Never say never.”
The original Blue Dragon is a turn based JRPG based on a design by Final Fantasy series creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, released exclusively for Xbox 360. The game was well received by fans despite mixed reviews and has become somewhat of a cult classic title.
When asked by twitter user @SlimFreakinFast if there would be a sequel, Spencer replied by saying that the company are more focussed on making the first game accessable to Xbox One owners.
@XboxP3 not to bug you, but will there ever be a Blue Dragon sequel for Xbox One? It’d buy it immediately!!
— vanilla facelift (@SlimFreakinFast) 22 September 2016
@SlimFreakinFast Right now more focused on getting BD1 to XB1 owners. I’d never say never but not working on BD2 now.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) 22 September 2016
As you can see from the Tweets above, Spencer stated that:
“Right now more focused on getting BD1 to XB1 owners. I’d never say never, but not working on BD2 now.”
When asked back in August whether Blue Dragon would be coming to the backwards compatibility programme, Spencer answered by saying “I’m not allowed to say but yes”, in a strangely cryptic answer. Whether this means there have been issues with the original being multi-disc (although this is supported on Xbox One) or some other unforeseen snag, we are unsure. The tweet above suggests they are a little closer now that before so time will tell if and when it will be coming.
There are now more than 250 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility and you can see a list of all of them on Xbox’s website.