The Xbox One was released in November of 2013 and a year-and-a-half later, the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program was announced. A big selling feature for gamers, the program originally allowed for certain Xbox 360 games to be played on the current generation console, with more being added monthly. Last year, Xbox surprised everyone by announcing original Xbox game Backward Compatibility. The selection is, of course, much smaller, but today on Inside Xbox: Episode 2, the company announced that 19 more original Xbox games are being added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list later this month.
The games will be released in two batches, the first on April 17th and the second on April 26th:
- Original Xbox games releasing on April 17:
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Conker: Live & Reloaded
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Jade Empire
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- SSX 3
- Original Xbox games releasing on April 26:
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
- Star Wars Battlefront
- Star Wars Battlefront II
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars Republic Commando
As Xbox likes to remind us, “all of these Original Xbox games will take advantage of the power of Xbox One with up to 4X the pixel count on Xbox One and Xbox One S, and up to 16X the pixel count on Xbox One X.” In addition, six more Xbox 360 games are also getting the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment. These include Sonic Generations, Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Portal 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.
In case you missed it, you can check out the complete Inside Xbox: Episode 2 — which includes news about Xbox FanFest at E3 2018, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands Season 2, PUBG, Robocraft Infinity, OVERKILL’s The Walking Dead, and the Xbox Spring update walkthrough — below.
Last Updated on April 10, 2018.