Since last Friday, it is no longer possible to get the original version of Dragon Quest XI because of the release of a more complete version of the latter.
Like Final Fantasy, its former great rival, the Dragon Quest series spoils RPG lovers every time. And the latest episode is no exception. Dragon Quest XI is classic but works brilliantly, yet, as surprising as it may seem, the blow that Square Enix has just made is rather questionable!
Released last week on PC, PS4 and Xbox One but starting in September on Switch, Dragon Quest XI S: Ultimate Edition is an “improved” version of the original Dragon Quest XI released in 2018. In this new edition, we find new chapters to embody each character in the story, a “post game” echoing the old parts of the saga, as well as a 2D mode that allows you to experience the plot in Super Nintendo format.
However, since last Friday and with the release of the S version on PC, PS4 and Xbox One, the original version released in 2018 is no longer available for download on Steam and PlayStation Store. Obviously, those who bought the original game in physical edition will still be able to play it and those who bought it in digital edition will also still be able to download it whenever they want but it is now impossible for new users to get this version online.
If the initiative on the part of Square Enix to want to replace the basic version of the game with a more complete version can be understood for the sake of clarity, it should however be noted that Dragon Quest XI S is less beautiful and detailed than the version of 2018 on PC and PS4 because it is a port of the Switch version.