Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility: Here Are The First Games

Backwards-compatible original Xbox games appear online

When played on Xbox One X, these Xbox 360 games will run at "higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and [with] expanded color details", according to Microsoft. All of the announced titles will have nine times the on-screen pixels and smoother framerate. Meaning that any model of Xbox One (X, S, or original), Xbox 360 or Original Xbox could connect together to play these 13 titles across system link.

As reported by IGN, the enhancements will trickle down to the vaunted Xbox 360 backward compatibility program too. Microsoft has also stated that they expect to release another curated list of original Xbox titles in spring of 2018. The servers for these games have always been closed but you will still have the option for system link.

He also reaffirmed that the new backward compatible titles will have no achievements nor online multiplayer. If you still have any of these games on disc, you can insert them into your Xbox One and it will just work. Users can also place the new Xbox One X both horizontally or vertically. Original Xbox games are about to become backwards compatible on Xbox One.

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It would appear that Microsoft will need to update the Xbox One dashboard and switch on a few features on the server side of the Xbox marketplace to enable the games to be downloaded and played. However, he invited the players to enjoy the local mode and to test the LAN gameplay with all the consoles of generation of Microsoft.

To celebrate this release, we are inviting fans to join us on Mixer tomorrow at 11AM PT for a special stream with the Backward Compatibility team. Not to mention that we won't complain about the awesomeness that is the Knights of the Old Republic becoming playable on another platform.

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