Xbox One Ends Backward Compatibility Program, Final Games Revealed (VIDEO)

Xbox One Ends Backward Compatibility Program, Final Games Revealed (VIDEO)

Xbox’s presence at E3 certainly made good on their promise to deliver a massive presentation, not only debuting an ocean’s worth of new games but also the exciting first details about Microsoft’s next hardware dubbed “Project Scarlett.” While the showcase very much solidified the future of Xbox, it also appeared to mark the beginning of the end for the current-gen Xbox One, especially with the announcement of the console’s Backward Compatibility program officially coming to an close.

Following over four years and 600+ titles, Xbox officially announced the end of their plans to reintroduce Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to the Xbox One. Over the next week, one final wave of games was confirmed to join the Backward Compatibility collection, introducing a number of long-awaited Xbox and Xbox 360 titles such as Skate, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic DLC, and all the remaining entries of the Splinter Cell series. A rundown of the 31 selections can be viewed in the video below alongside a full game list.

 Xbox 360

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III


Original Xbox

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict


Original Xbox DLC Packs

  • Armed and Dangerous
    • New Mission: Summer Home
  • Star Wars Battlefront
    • New Map: Jabba
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
    • Expansion Pack (4 new maps, 1 new hero: Kit Fisto and 1 new villain: Asajj Ventress)
    • New mode: Kashyyyk Assault
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
    • Equipment store: Yavin Station
  • Star Wars Republic Commando
    • Multiplayer Map: Hangar
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
    • 3 Mission Packs: Kola Cell, Vselka Infiltration, and Vselka Submarine
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
    • 2 Map Packs (split-screen multi-player maps): Federal Bank and River Mall
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
    • 2 Mission Packs (split-screen co-op missions): Nuclear Plant and UN Headquarters
    • 2 Map Packs (split-screen multi-player maps): Polar Base and Steel Squat


While plans for Backward Compatibility are ending on Xbox One, Microsoft doesn’t appear to be stopping the program entirely. Despite the lack of classics on the horizon, the company confirmed “top priority” will continue to lie with ” Xbox compatibility across platforms and devices.” In addition, Project Scarlett is confirmed to include support for every single Backward Compatibility title as well as for Xbox One games and peripherals.

What do you think? Are you sad to see Backward Compatibility end for Xbox One? Are there any games you feel should have been added? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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Phone-browsing Wikipedia in one hand and clutching his trusty controller in the other, the legendary Eric Hall spreads his wealth of knowledge as a writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. Be sure to catch his biweekly "Throwback Thursday" segment for a nostalgic look at trivia from the past.


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