More Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Games Inbound – “More Complicated,” Says Phil Spencer
When it was announced that original Xbox backwards compatible games were finally becoming a thing, fans became incredibly excited. With the 360 catalogue finding new life on the Xbox One family of consoles, it was only a matter of time before Microsoft brought the OG system that started it all along for the ride. Even though there are currently 13 titles from the early days available to play on Xbox One, it has led many to wonder when more would be coming.
Xboss Phil Spencer has recently taken to Twitter to assure gamers that “There are a number of OG games in BC pipeline.” However, he does mention that the rate at which they drop will not mirror that of 360 games. A lot of this has to do with obtaining permission from the rights-holders, which is a bit more involved with titles from the OG Xbox era. Here’s what Spencer said:
There are a number of OG games in BC pipeline, they won't drop as often as the 360 games but team is working to validate and get permissions. More complicated with some just due to the age of the rights etc.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) January 27, 2018
The current original Xbox backwards compatible lineup:
- BloodRayne 2
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- The King of Fighters Neowave
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Sid Meier’s Pirates
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
While the Xboss has now confirmed that more original Xbox titles are inbound, we unfortunately have no idea as to when they will arrive. With this year’s E3 only 4 months away, it is very likely that we could see the next batch of games revealed there. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:
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What say you, gamers? Which other games would you like to see added to the original Xbox backwards compatible lineup? Are you hoping to see something revealed prior to E3, or do you think it is unlikely? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!
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