At last year’s E3, Microsoft revealed that original Xbox games would be coming to the system’s backwards compatibility program. They then released the first wave of original Xbox titles later that year. Many were wondering when more titles would come, so today, during an Inside Xbox livestream, Microsoft confirmed several new titles were coming to backwards compatibility, including personal favorites like Star Wars Battlefront II, Jade Empire, and Blinx: The Time Sweeper.
In total, nineteen original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One during the month of April. They games will even receive noticeable visual enhancements when played on these newer systems. According to Microsoft, games will have 4-times the pixel count on the base Xbox One and Xbox One S, while Xbox One X owners will be able to play the games with 16-times the original pixel count.
As is the case with all backwards compatible games, these enhanced titles can be played by inserting the original disc or by being purchased in the Microsoft Store. These original Xbox titles will be coming in two waves. The first wave, which hits on April 16, will consist of the following eight titles:
- Blinx: The Time Sweeper
- Conker: Live & Reloaded
- The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
- Hunter: The Reckoning
- Jade Empire
- Panzer Dragoon Orta
- SSX 3
Meanwhile, the following eleven games will be playable on Xbox One on April 26:
- Destroy All Humans!
- Full Spectrum Warrior
- Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
- MX Unleashed
- Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
- 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
Personally, I am elated to see many of these original Xbox titles get new life breathed into them on Xbox One. Star Wars: Battlefront II is my favorite game of all time, and Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and Blinx: The Time Sweeper are all great titles, so I definitely don’t think players will find a shortage of good original Xbox games to play on their Xbox One by the end of April.
DualShockers will be sure to let you know when even more original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are revealed to be coming to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility.