Microsoft teases original Xbox backward compatibility news for April 10

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Microsoft announced today that the second episode of Inside Xbox, its new monthly Xbox news show, will air on April 10. And while Microsoft is mum on what to expect, it did tease one major topic of discussion will kick off the show: original Xbox backward compatibility.

"One of our most common requests is for Original Xbox Backward Compatibility news, and we'll be starting off the show with a big update on just that," Microsoft says. The company also offered up a teaser featuring the original Xbox's boot animation.

That's a little vague, but it's likely that we'll get a taste of the next round of original Xbox titles to hit backward compatibility. The first batch of original Xbox games launched in the backward compatibility program in October, featuring 13 total titles ranging from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Ninja Gaiden Black to Fuzion Frenzy and Psychonauts. That pales in comparison to the hundreds of Xbox 360 titles available to play on Xbox One via backward compatibility, but original Xbox titles also appear to be a little more difficult to emulate due to legal and technical boundaries.

In any case, you'll be able to check out the second episode of Inside Xbox starting at 3:30 p.m. PT / 6:30 p.m. ET (find your local time here) on April 10. The show will be available to stream on Mixer, YouTube, Twitch, and Facebook.

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