Major Nelson has confirmed
that the first 13 original Xbox titles to be backwards compatible on Xbox One will be arriving tomorrow, October 24th. As well as the 12 titles listed below, Black
will also be available. All will include enhanced 1080p resolution, smoother framerates and improved loading times, but no achievements. If you still own the games on disc, you will be able to put the disc into your console to play the titles. Alternatively, they can now all be downloaded digitally on Xbox 360 beginning at US$9.99 (or regional equivalent) and will be playable on Xbox One tomorrow.Original Story:
Over the last few days, pages for a variety of original Xbox titles have been appearing on the marketplace. This morning, six of those titles were released for purchase on Xbox 360 via Games on Demand:
Of course, a range of original Xbox titles have been available for purchase for years, but it's extremely unusual for Microsoft to suddenly add six new titles to the marketplace at the same time. It was announced at E3
that players would be able to play original Xbox games on the Xbox One via backwards compatibility later this year. The chances are that this update indicates that original backwards compatibility will be coming sooner rather than later.
The six newly released titles, STAR WARS - Knights of the Old Republic
, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
, Red Faction II
, The King of Fighters NEOWAVE
, BloodRayne 2
and Dead to Rights
, are all rumoured
to be part of the first wave of backwards compatible titles alongside the previously confirmed Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
. The other titles in the wave are supposedly Fuzion Frenzy
, Ninja Gaiden Black
, Sid Meier's Pirates!
and Grabbed by the Ghoulies
, all of which are already available for purchase on the marketplace.
Which titles are you looking forward to playing on your Xbox One again? For now, you can check out the current list of Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles here