X

REGISTER TO CUSTOMIZE
YOUR NEWS AND GET ALERTS
ON Xbox

Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions
No thanks, take me to EGMNOW
X
Customize your news
for instant alerts on
Xbox
Register below
(it only takes seconds)
Click the box below to confirm you are over 13, not a robot, and agree to our Privacy Policy & Terms and Conditions


X
X
Xbox


 

Microsoft is “really close” to releasing the first backward compatible original Xbox games on Xbox One, according to head of Xbox Phil Spencer.

Speaking to GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show, Spencer said that the feature is on track to release by the end of the year and that there are a number of games that have not been announced in the pipeline.

“We’re close, we’re really close,” he said. “I have a little dashboard I go to and I can see all the games [and] where they are in getting approvals in the pipeline. I know the games that are coming for the original Xbox but I don’t think we’ve announced them all. We have to do this in partnership with partners, but we’re still on track. I feel really good. The games look great.

“Some of the games hold up really well; some of them don’t,” Spencer added. “But the gameplay mechanics and the smile [you got] on your face 15 years ago playing those games, those are things that are still there. I see it, like getting back to playing Crimson Skies, [it’s] fantastic, and the game actually looks really good even though it’s obviously been around.”

Spencer also went on to tease backward compatibility on Xbox One X, saying that people will find how it works “pretty interesting.”

Original Xbox backward compatibility was first announced at E3 earlier this year and we currently know of two games that will be made available: Crimson Skies and Fusion Frenzy.

Source: GameSpot

0   POINTS
0   POINTS


About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89

Original Xbox backward compatibility is ‘really close’

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has offered an update on the release of backward compatibility for original Xbox games.

By Matthew Bennett | 10/12/2017 06:45 AM PT

News

Microsoft is “really close” to releasing the first backward compatible original Xbox games on Xbox One, according to head of Xbox Phil Spencer.

Speaking to GameSpot at the Brazil Game Show, Spencer said that the feature is on track to release by the end of the year and that there are a number of games that have not been announced in the pipeline.

“We’re close, we’re really close,” he said. “I have a little dashboard I go to and I can see all the games [and] where they are in getting approvals in the pipeline. I know the games that are coming for the original Xbox but I don’t think we’ve announced them all. We have to do this in partnership with partners, but we’re still on track. I feel really good. The games look great.

“Some of the games hold up really well; some of them don’t,” Spencer added. “But the gameplay mechanics and the smile [you got] on your face 15 years ago playing those games, those are things that are still there. I see it, like getting back to playing Crimson Skies, [it’s] fantastic, and the game actually looks really good even though it’s obviously been around.”

Spencer also went on to tease backward compatibility on Xbox One X, saying that people will find how it works “pretty interesting.”

Original Xbox backward compatibility was first announced at E3 earlier this year and we currently know of two games that will be made available: Crimson Skies and Fusion Frenzy.

Source: GameSpot

0   POINTS
0   POINTS



About Matthew Bennett

view all posts

Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89