Original Xbox Titles Will Be Available To Play On Xbox One Via Backward Compatibility
Original Xbox titles will be hitting Xbox One's backwards compatibility list later this year.
Today at Microsoft’s E3 press conference, the publisher announced that it will be expanding its Xbox One backward compatibility list to include original Xbox titles.
As of the time of this writing, it’s unknown what games will be available when this addition launches, however Microsoft did announce that Crimson Sky will be a part of the program.
For those who don’t know, Crimson Sky was developed by the now defunct studio Zipper Interactive. The title is an arcade, flight, adventure game set in an alternate timeline version of 1930. The game was originally released on September 17th, 2000. Zipper Interactive was purchase by Sony Interactive Entertainment (then Sony Computer Entertainment) in 2006, and was closed by the company in 2012.
It’s unknown exactly when the titles will be added to the service, but Microsoft did say that original Xbox backward compatibility will be launching later this year, in fall of 2017.
Microsoft said that more information about the service will be coming in the near future.
Backward compatibility originally launched on the Xbox One back on June 15th, 2015. At the time it was only available to Xbox Preview members, but it was released to all Xbox One users on November 12th, 2015.Currently, there are almost 400 Xbox 360 games that are available to play on Xbox One.
Recently, Microsoft added Bullet Soul, Harm’s Way, Hard Corps: Uprising, and more to its backward compatibility list.