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Apart from the official reveal of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s E3 press conference announcement that original Xbox games would be coming to Xbox One through a backward compatible program had fans buzzing for more information. However, Xbox head Phil Spencer has clarified the library of OG Xbox games “won’t be as big as Xbox 360, I’ll tell people that.”

According to GameSpot, Spencer revealed the library will be smaller on Giant Bomb’s live show, explaining the attaining of rights from first generation titles was too difficult. He also added it came down to a technical difficulty compared to 360 games.

This news adds more confusion to a previous announcement that the backward compatible program will support original discs from the Xbox era. Will only games available digitally on the backward compatibility list be able to run the disc, or can any old game be played? Currently, there are over three-hundred and fifty Xbox 360 titles available on the Xbox One, with two original generation games confirmed: Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy.

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Source: GameSpot


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Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.

Don’t get your hopes up for original Xbox backward compatibility

Xbox backward compatibility support will be worse than the 360 version in one key way.

By Evan Slead | 06/15/2017 11:15 AM PT

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Apart from the official reveal of the Xbox One X, Microsoft’s E3 press conference announcement that original Xbox games would be coming to Xbox One through a backward compatible program had fans buzzing for more information. However, Xbox head Phil Spencer has clarified the library of OG Xbox games “won’t be as big as Xbox 360, I’ll tell people that.”

According to GameSpot, Spencer revealed the library will be smaller on Giant Bomb’s live show, explaining the attaining of rights from first generation titles was too difficult. He also added it came down to a technical difficulty compared to 360 games.

This news adds more confusion to a previous announcement that the backward compatible program will support original discs from the Xbox era. Will only games available digitally on the backward compatibility list be able to run the disc, or can any old game be played? Currently, there are over three-hundred and fifty Xbox 360 titles available on the Xbox One, with two original generation games confirmed: Crimson Skies and Fuzion Frenzy.

Read More

Source: GameSpot



About Evan Slead

view all posts

Evan has been loving games since he could hold a controller. When not replaying Megaman X or Castlevania: Symphony of the Night for the 100th time, he also has been writing about entertainment, from horror movie reviews for Bloody Good Horror to TV recaps and general news for Entertainment Weekly, and now all things gaming. Say hello on Twitter at @EvanSlead.