Microsoft: “Too Early” to Predict Xbox Backwards Compatible Library

“Multiple games up and running” though.

Posted By | On 27th, Jun. 2017 Under News


Microsoft made quite a show at E3 2017 by announcing that the original Xbox’s games would be backwards compatible on the Xbox One. Whether you agree or disagree about the success of backwards compatible Xbox 360 titles on the console, this was still a strong endeavour to appeal to old-school fans.

However, when Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that the library of backwards compatible Xbox games wouldn’t be as large as Xbox 360, there was some concern. It also doesn’t help that Microsoft’s Dave McCarthy said that it was “too early to say” whether the Xbox’s library would be as sizable as the Xbox 360.

However, McCarthy also told GameSpot that the focus was on Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy at E3 but there are more games in store. “We have multiple games up and running – we just decided to tease the first one[s]. There will be a library of games available, for sure.”

Xbox backwards compatibility is expected to go live later this year.


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  • PawnSacrifices

    The only Xbox original game I still own is Conker: Live & Reloaded (incidentally, I sold my N64 copy of BFD for $350 🙂
    Which was back-compat on the 360.
    Ran well, but even then small fragments of dirt and mud often appeared in bright rainbow colours.
    Still playable, so small issues like that i can live with.


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