13 Original Xbox Games Announced for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program
It was revealed by Microsoft, the first 13 backwards-compatible original Xbox games for Xbox One. These first 13 games will be available tomorrow, October 24. All these games are enhanced with 1080p resolution, higher and/or smoother framerates, and faster loading times.
The 13 games in question are these ones, and you can play them on any Xbox One if you own the title, beginning tomorrow:
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Dead to Rights
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Red Faction II
- BloodRayne 2
- The King of Fighters Neowave
If you still have your original Xbox disc, just insert it into your Xbox One console. If you own it digitally, that will also work. Many of these games can also be purchased from the Xbox Store in digital form for $9.99.
For the above mentioned games that support System Link multiplayer, don’t worry, it still works – even across the Xbox family. Online multiplayer is not supported, however, as servers for original Xbox games were shut down years ago.
“This detail has always been there, but the technology of the day was holding it back,” said Xbox principal software engineer Eric Heutchy as he pointed out the orange bill and black outline now clearly visible in 1080p on a duck icon in Fuzion Frenzy’s “Twisted System” minigame. “Forgive the clunky tutorial start,” KOTOR lead designer James Ohlen said with a laugh when asked what advice he’d have for players trying Star Wars: KOTOR for the first time. “It’s definitely a product of his time.”
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