Microsoft will soon add 19 more games from the original Xbox to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility list, including several classic Star Wars games, Destroy All Humans, and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind.
Backward compatibility is one of the few advantages of the Xbox One over its rival console, the PlayStation 4. PlayStation 4 backward compatibility may never happen, while Xbox One owners will continue to gain access to Xbox and Xbox 360 games in the future.
More Original Xbox Games On Xbox One
Microsoft announced through an Xbox Wire blog post that it will be adding 19 new original Xbox games to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility catalog. This will bring the total number of Xbox games on the Xbox One to 32 titles.
On April 17, the following games from the original Xbox will become playable on the Xbox One:
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Conker: Live & Reloaded
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Jade Empire
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- SSX 3
On April 26, these original Xbox games will be added:
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
- Star Wars: Battlefront
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
- Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
- Star Wars: Republic Commando
All the original Xbox games will be playable on the Xbox One both in their physical or digital versions.
Xbox One X Enhanced Updates For Xbox 360 Games
The original Xbox games are not the only things coming to the Xbox One this month though. Microsoft will also be rolling out additional Xbox One X Enhanced updates for Xbox 360 games,
The titles that will be receiving the updates are:
- Gears of War 2
- Portal 2
- Red Dead Redemption
- Sonic Generations
- Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
Xbox One, PlayStation 4 Cross-Play
It appears that backward compatibility will only be available on the Xbox One for the near future. But how about the other feature that is missing from the PlayStation 4?
Cross-platform play between the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 was once again placed in the spotlight last month, as Microsoft continued to push for Sony to allow the feature to happen in massively popular multiplayer shooter Fortnite. Sony has so far resisted in agreeing to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cross-play, but according to Epic Games CEO, the feature is "inevitable."