The Xbox Backwards Compatibility for the Xbox One will drop later this year – but it will NOT be as extensive as Xbox 360 backwards compatibility lineup.
At the moment, there are 386 Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One after the feature was announced at the Microsoft E3 conference in June 2015.
It was launched in November of that year with 104 Xbox 360 games supported to begin with.
The news about the Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility was revealed by Xbox boss Phil Spencer during a recent interview.
Speaking to Giant Bomb, he said: “It won’t be as big as Xbox 360, I’ll tell people that.”
The Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility was announced at E3 2017, but to less fanfare than the 360 Backwards Compatibility reveal at E3 2015.
The smaller library of compatible explains why Microsoft did not make as big a deal out of it.
Spencer gave two reasons for the smaller library of compatible original Xbox games on the Xbox One.
He said it was partly because it is more difficult to tie up rights issues surrounding the old games.
He also said – from a technical point of view – it is more difficult to pull off.
Spencer has also confirmed that first and third-party original Xbox games would be backwards compatible.
The games would be available digitally and on disc for Xbox One players.
So far, only two original Xbox games have been confirmed for the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library so far.
These games are Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy.
The Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility will launch later this year on Xbox One.
In other news, Xbox One fans hoping for that original Xbox experience will be able to get their hands on the resurrected version of the Duke controller.
Accessory manufacturer Hyperkin will be bringing back the original Xbox controller for the Xbox One, Xbox One S and Xbox One X.
The oversized Xbox controller is pencilled in for a holiday 2017 release date.
Source: xbox one – Google News