While Microsoft hasn’t necessarily been on top this console generation the one thing they have gotten right is the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature. When first unveiling that the Xbox One would be backwards compatible with Xbox 360 games, Microsoft gained a lot of praise from fans. What was even more surprising was when Microsoft took it one step further and announced original Xbox backwards compatibility would be coming soon. And according to a Twitter source (@h0x0d) who has leaked some accurate information in the past, the first backwards compatible games have been revealed.
original Xbox back-compat games pic.twitter.com/aU83sbc0t4
— WalkingCat (@h0x0d) October 21, 2017
The above picture reveals what are supposedly the first twelve games to receive the backwards compatible treatment. The games include Grabbed by the Ghoulies, BloodRayne 2, Psychonauts, Crimson Skies, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic, Ninja Gaiden Black, Fusion Frenzy, The King of Fighters: NeoWave, Dead to Rights, Red Faction 2, and Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.
The list includes several games that fans have been wanting, which would make this a great start for the program. Still, the validity of this post should be taken with a grain of salt as it has yet to be confirmed or denied by Microsoft. Microsoft has confirmed that the program will launch before the end of 2017, but some sources are reporting that it could be as early as November 7th.
Whether this news is true or not Xbox One owners should be extremely excited about the backwards compatibility feature regardless. We haven’t seen a system with dual backwards compatibility since the original fat model of the PS3 that allowed for PS2 and PS1 games to be played on it. Even then that was only the first model of the system, Microsoft will be implementing this to all models of the Xbox One.
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