Two classic Xbox 360 Japanese RPGs may be coming to the Xbox One

Microsoft's Xbox division leader Phil Spencer stated in an interview that two classic Xbox 360 RPGs from Japan, Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey, could join the Xbox One's lineup of backwards compatible games.

Wired reports:

Microsoft has been working hard to make more and more Xbox 360 games backward compatible with Xbox One — Spencer calls out the 360-exclusive Japanese role-playing games Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey as his most-wanted games, and says the team is working on getting them running on Xbox One as we speak — and those backward compatible games, too, will work on Scorpio.

Spencer stated that it's "theoretically very possible" to add support for playing games made for the first Xbox on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility but added, "We're not working on that right now."

Blue Dragon was released for the Xbox 360 in 2006 and Lost Odyssey followed in 2007. Both games were created by Japanese developer Mistwalker under the direction of Hironobu Sakaguchi, the creator of the Final Fantasy series.

John Callaham
  • Lost Odyssey??? YES!
  • Yessssssss for Lost Odyssey. I still have the game and glad I kept it. Thanks Phil, niceeeee.
  • Yes please!
  • Is that Blue Dragon
  • It is. Good game.
  • Lost Odyssey was my first experience of a JRPG and loved it.
  • Well if they manage to bring first Xbox compatibility Ninja Gaiden Black is waiting for me
  • Wouldn't mind giving phantasy star online a blast again if they make Xbox games available to play. Even without online play, that was one awesome game!!
  • Yes Phil! Loved lost odyssey! They should have made a sequel... What happened to Mistwalker studios anyway?
  • They create mobile trash now.
  • I was praying this would be Eternal Sonata. I guess that's too niche to be popular enough to get backwards compatibility.
  • You never know. I want all of the 360 JRPGs to make the cut since most Japanese companies are leaving the One out cold this generation.
  • Please bring back original xbox games to backwards comp pronto.
  • Still have my copy of LOas we'll. I'd like to give Blue Dragon another star too.
  • Hopefully Blue Dragon becomes games with gold title
  • Backwards compatibility from the original Xbox for Conker Live and Reloaded, KOTOR 1 & 2, Black and Kung Fu Chaos would be lovely.
  • Oh PLEASE do this! Here's some games I'd love to revisit Cell Damage, Fuzion Frenzy, and Conkers Bad Furday. Yes I have Rare Replay and that's cool, but the graphics in xbox conker, really were pretty good for the time. And Fuzion Frenzy 2 for 360 imo was not as good as the original.  I've been saying this to friends for the longest time. Original xbox was x86, if they can emulate xbox 360 power pc, they should even more easily be able to emulate original xbox.
  • Okay, I actually gave a little yelp when I read saw the image on the article (I suspected as much). I'll probably cry tears of joy when they're finally in the store. Phil Spencer is kind of my hero.
  • I never got to finish Blue Dragon and having an opportunity to do so would be amazing! I loved Lost Odyssey as well as it was a fun game, I loved the ring system for combat. However, I hope these titles will become Cross platform because I would rather play them on PC, I am not a console person.
  • Like Blue Dragon a lot but LOVED Lost Odyssey. Hope to see them both playable on the One.