The long requested feature, confirmed for the Xbox One at last.
Xbox One’s backward compatibility has become a hotly contested and debated topic of late, but the feature is an undeniable success, and an indisputably consumer friendly move. So it was good to see Phil Spencer, the head of Xbox, take the stage today and confirm that not only has the feature been a success for Microsoft, but that they will be expanding it to include the original Xbox as well.
Compatibility with the original Xbox has remained a widely requested feature for a very long time, now- in fact, Spencer himself has expressed a desire for it before. It’s good to see it will be happening at last. A lot of great gems are stuck on the original Xbox, such as Ninja Gaiden Black, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, and The Elder Scrolls Morrowind. It’ll be good to be able to play them on a modern console again.
As of right now, we have no more details- other than the fact that only Crimson Skies is confirmed for this feature. We do know that games will run and play better on Xbox One, like with Xbox 360 games, so that’s good. As we learn more, we’ll let you know, so stay tuned.