Yesterday's Nintendo Direct show treated us to a variety of new game announcements that later went on to be confirmed for Xbox, but strangely Octopath Traveler 2 wasn't one of them, as it appears to be skipping Xbox at launch.

In the launch date announcement trailer from Square Enix, the only platforms that are listed are Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4, with no mention of Xbox whatsoever. You can see this above.

OCTOPATH TRAVELER II will release worldwide on February 24th, 2023 on Nintendo Switch, Steam, PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

This is a particularly strange move considering that the first Octopath Traveler is currently available with Xbox Game Pass - and even more bizarre is the fact that it's not available in any form on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5!

Who knows what's happening, then, but for the time being it looks like we won't be playing Octopath Traveler 2 when it launches in February 2023. Fingers crossed it gets a post-launch Xbox release at some point down the line.

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