First Wave Of Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Titles Arriving On Xbox One Tomorrow

Original Xbox Backwards Compatible Titles

When Xboss Phil Spencer took the stage at this year’s E3, not many were expecting to hear the news about original Xbox titles being made backwards compatible. As he began to talk about the program and it bringing nearly 400 Xbox 360 titles to the current generation’s console, fans began to wonder what he was getting at. To a roaring cheer from the crowd, Spencer announced that original Xbox backwards compatibility was in fact becoming a reality. Unfortunately, we just didn’t learn when. Today, that changes.

“The 13 Original Xbox games releasing tomorrow will look better on the Xbox One family of devices,” the post on Xbox Wire states(via Major Nelson). It turns out that the recently leaked line-up of titles hit the nail on the head, with the omission of only one title: Black. The post also informs us that Ninja Gaiden Black will be available for free to Xbox Game Pass members as part of their subscription. Here’s the full list of original Xbox backwards compatible games arriving tomorrow, October 24:

  • BloodRayne 2
  • Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
  • Dead to Rights
  • Fuzion Frenzy
  • Grabbled by the Ghoulies
  • King of Fighters Neowave
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
  • Psychonauts
  • Red Faction II
  • Sid Meier’s Pirates!
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Players that still possess the above titles and their original discs will simply need to insert them into their Xbox One devices. If said discs are no more, gamers can just as easily pick up the games in digital form from Microsoft’s online store. Due to the first wave of games not being remasters, Achievements will not be available, nor will online multiplayer functionality. This is because of support for OG Xbox games ending in 2010. However, System Link and offline-co-op are still able to be utilized.

As for how the titles will look, the Xbox One and Xbox One S will have 4X the pixel count, while the upcoming Xbox One X will have 16X. 1080p, higher framerates, and quicker load times will also be present while playing the OG titles. However, most of this wave’s offerings will still have a 4:3 aspect ratio. Check out the video below to see the difference in quality between the original and backwards compatible versions of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic:

While the second round of titles aren’t expect to arrive until Spring 2018, the first group is slated for tomorrow, October 24. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming news, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Excited for this round of original Xbox backwards compatible titles? Which other games from the past would you love to enjoy on the Xbox One family of consoles? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

Eric Garrett2269 Posts

Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.


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