Microsoft has unveiled the first 13 original Xbox titles on their way to Xbox One, via the console's backward compatibility program. Following its unveiling at E3 2017, backward compatibility for select Xbox titles now allows three generations of gaming to be experienced on Xbox One hardware, with various enhancements to take advantage of additional resources.
The update is rolling out now for Xbox consoles everywhere. If you're not seeing it yet, try doing a hard reset of your console (long-press the power button). Alternatively, you can force the update by inserting an OG Xbox disc from the list of games below.
Rolling out right now, 13 original Xbox titles will be available via backward compatibility as of launch. Each of these games will also be seeing some notable enhancements to take advantage of the jump in horsepower, including a 1080p output, more consistent framerates, and improved loading times.
At launch, these are the games that will be supported via the program.
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic (opens in new tab)
- Ninja Gaiden Black (opens in new tab)
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge (opens in new tab)
- Fuzion Frenzy (opens in new tab)
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (opens in new tab)
- Psychonauts (opens in new tab)
- Dead to Rights (opens in new tab)
- Black (opens in new tab)
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies (opens in new tab)
- Sid Meier's Pirates! (opens in new tab)
- Red Faction II (opens in new tab)
- BloodRayne 2 (opens in new tab)
- The King of Fighters Neowave (opens in new tab)
Once original Xbox backward compatibility hits Xbox One, each of the supported games can be accessed by inserting the original game disc into the console. Alternatively, a subset of the library will also be available via the Microsoft Store, priced between $9.99 and $14.99.
Are you looking forward to original Xbox backward compatibility? If so, let us know what you'll be playing first in the comments.
Need for Speed: Underground! Where you at?
Licensing for both cars and in-game music makes it a long shot at best.
Conker Live and Reloaded, where you at?
Achievements are the bit I will miss, but nice that they support these old titles. Was hoping that they would be £5 to £10, max. Be nice if these were in the games with gold too.
This is why I can't go back. Too many games in the back log that actually give achievements to not earn anything. I did love my original Xbox though.
I see the double posting bug is still there.... Oh well, at least I can post in the app again.
Kung Fu Chaos!!!
Was not expecting Prince of Persia-- exciting!
The whole Burnout Series needs to be brought back!
Any word on whether there will be any regional restrictions with these? I have an American XOne but all my original Xbox games are from Japan
99.9999% sure they should work (:
Star Wars KOTOR, one of the top 3 games of all time.
Pretty excited for my kiddos to experience this glorious game!
Why not bring Xbox games into Windows 10?
That should be the next step, time to time
Sorry, but you shouldn't do a long press to hard reset your console.... there is an actual option in settings to properly restart the system
I'm glad to have already purchased Fuzion Frenzy, I'm enjoying this on Xbox One... Looking forward to seeing MechAssault 1&2... Maybe even Turok
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