Announced live on Microsoft's Inside Xbox show, the full list of backward compatible original Xbox games features some highly-requested fan favorites, such as Rare's Conker: Live & Reloaded, BioWare's classic RPG Jade Empire, and the lootbox-free classic Star Wars: Battlefront games.
Microsoft also announced that a further six titles are getting 4K Xbox One X enhancements, including Darksiders, Gears of War 2, Red Dead Redemption, and Sonic Generations, which is hitting Xbox One for the first time.
Xbox 360 games receiving Xbox One X enhancements on April 10
List of OG 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
List of OG Xbox games releasing on April 26
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
- 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
Microsoft has previously spoken about the difficulty of getting original Xbox games onto modern platforms, due to licensing issues among other things. For Microsoft to have got classics like Morrowind, Jade Empire, and even licensed products like Jedi Academy, speaks of Redmond's commitment to bringing the past to its gamers, as we press ahead into future generations.
You can watch the full Inside Xbox show right here. Inside Xbox is Microsoft's new monthly program which is full of interviews, features, and news for Xbox fans.
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