If you’re a fan of Microsoft’s original videogames console and still have a stash of games from the early Noughties, today is your lucky day as Microsoft has unleashed the first round of backwards compatible Xbox games for the Xbox One. The games feature boosted resolution and in some cases higher frame rates.
The games that are playable are as follows:
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Dead to Rights
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Red Faction II
- BloodRayne 2
- The King of Fighters Neowave
If you’ve got the original discs for these games, you can just pop them into your Xbox One and they’ll download the appropriate data to play on the console. Otherwise, they’re available via the Xbox Live Marketplace.
This is a nice feature to have, but don’t chuck out your original Xbox just yet. Microsoft has already confirmed that full compatibility isn’t on the cards, explaining that expired licensing agreements and in some cases the complete disappearance of certain publishers will act as a block to making games compatible.