Original Xbox compatibility, and 13 games, arriving on Xbox One tomorrow

Perhaps with the exception of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s biggest E3 2017 announcement was the addition of original Xbox backwards compatibility....
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    Finally, Grabbed by the Ghoulies on Xbox One

    Perhaps with the exception of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s biggest E3 2017 announcement was the addition of original Xbox backwards compatibility. The Xbox One X is still two weeks from release, but the Xbox marketplace has already begun to receive original Xbox games, priced at $9.99 each (though your original discs should also work, if you still have them). And today, IGN reports that the functionality — along with 13 original Xbox games — will be available tomorrow.

    Here’s the full list of original Xbox games coming to the store tomorrow:

    • Black
    • BloodRayne 2
    • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
    • Dead to Rights
    • Ninja Gaiden Black
    • Fuzion Frenzy
    • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
    • The King of Fighters Neowave
    • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
    • Psychonauts
    • Red Faction 2
    • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
    • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

    Some of these are available to purchase in the Xbox marketplace right now, if you’re so inclined.

    As for what’s next? It won’t be a dump of every original Xbox game previously made compatible with the Xbox 360.

    “A curated list of key games was the way to go with this,” Xbox’s Bill Stillwell told IGN. The predictable combination of missing contracts and music licensing, exacerbated by defunct publishers, is to blame according to Stillwell.

    Add in one of these soon-to-be-released Duke controllers and an embarrassing early-aughts soundtrack, and you’ve got some of your childhood back.

    Source: Polygon

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  1. Sallos
    I really hope they make Conker Live and Reloaded backwards compatible.
    I know the original is in the Rare Replay, but I really enjoyed the multiplayer in Live and Reloaded.
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    1. jeroen1992
      Im pretty sure there will be a voting system on Xbox.com like the time the Xbox 360 backwards compatible update rolled out on the Xbox one.
  2. DiabloGato47
    Halo 1 and 2 backwards compatible?
    1. jeroen1992
      Yes they will surely add them Xbox was born with Halo and are games from MS studios. They will be added in the future!
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  3. Havox
    Sw knights of the old republic, dang if only we can add visual mods. I can not wait for morrowind!!!!!!!
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  4. jeroen1992
    Haha Black, good old times..
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  5. belladieslast
    hell yeah.! fusion frenzy was my game!
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  6. WWE
    I can’t wait for Black!
    1. jeroen1992
      Hell yeah man! Still got my original copy from back in the day :wink:
  7. AlienFreek01
    Awesome they are bringing support for the OG. Hopefully they expand the selection quickly, and actually bring back games people want. The 360 selection has little interesting titles (in comparison to the amount of titles on the console), and I would hate to see this turn out the same.