Original Xbox Games Backward Compatibility Are Now Live For Xbox One S


Original Xbox classics join more than 400 Xbox 360 games in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program, which also means we'll have our largest console launch portfolio ever when Xbox One X releases on November 7. They'll also utilize a 10-bit color depth whereas the Xbox 360 restricted games to 8-bit color depth. You can play multiplayer games with these titles across console types, but only in System Link mode. What's more, it's perhaps easier and less time-consuming to make specific games backwards compatible rather than work with developers to remaster games (and whole series). What came as a bit of surprise during this year's E3 was the announcement of original Xbox games being added to that list and starting tomorrow, gamers will be able to take advantage.

Microsoft revealed the initial titles to IGN and IGN reports all of these titles are enhanced with 1080p resolution, higher and/or smoother framerates and faster loading times.

Along with the Xbox One X and a slew of new Xbox One S bundles hitting retail very, very soon, Microsoft has confirmed that a curated list of original Xbox will be available to download and play in the near future. Most of these games will still run at 4:3 aspect ratio, with the exception of Ninja Gaiden Black which supports 16:9.

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Below are the Xbox games coming to Xbox One. "Forgive the clunky tutorial start", KOTOR lead designer James Ohlen told IGN with a laugh when asked what advice he'd have for players trying KOTOR for the first time. The online multiplayer servers for original Xbox games were shut down long ago, apparently.

The optical stand will allow you to place the console both vertically and horizontally.

You can see the full list of Xbox originals by checking out the gallery below.