Along with 13 games!
The Xbox One might not have many exclusives to its name, but the biggest feature it has over the competition is backward compatibility. Starting tomorrow, that service won’t be limited to just the Xbox 360 as Microsoft is bringing original Xbox games to the service. To make things better, two absolute classics are being brought over and I’m eager to jump back into the boots of Ryu Hayabusa.
The initial list contains the following 13 games:
- BloodRayne 2
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
- The King of Fighters Neowave
I’m surprised to see Dead to Rights and Fuzion Frenzy, since both of those games weren’t even well received in their day. Still, getting Ninja Gaiden Black and Crimson Skies is fantastic, not to mention we’ll be getting the best console port of Psychonauts and Sands of Time along with the knockout Knights of the Old Republic. There are enough games here to last us until the next wave of Xbox classics reaches the XBone.
As previously mentioned at this year’s E3, all digital purchases from the 360 marketplace will carry over and you can even use your original Xbox discs. No need to triple dip on purchases like a certain platformer holder (*cough* Sony *cough*). All games will also render in 1080p and have higher framerates alongside faster load times. Sounds like the best way to play Xbox games will be on Xbox One, moving forward.
First 13 Xbox backward compatible games for Xbox One announced, available October 24 [Gematsu]