Microsoft Ends Xbox Backward Compatibility, Final Batch Of Games Revealed

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Xbox Backward Compatibility

In some sad news this E3: Microsoft has announced a new batch of games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 that it will return to the Xbox One via backward compatibility—but it’ll be the final batch and no more will come after this.

“After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One,” Microsoft wrote in a blog post today. Microsoft said at its media briefing yesterday that the new Xbox console, which is codenamed Project Scarlett, will keep the line’s backward compatibility going back to the first Xbox. The backward compatibility team will now “help make the games you love playing on Xbox One compatible with future Xbox hardware,” it said in the post.

If this has to be the last update, it’s a rather good one. On the Xbox 360, there’s Asura’s WrathEnslaved: Odyssey to the West, Star Ocean: The Last HopeInfinite Undiscovery, and more. For original Xbox, there’s four Splinter Cell games and more.

In all, Microsoft’s efforts put over 600 Xbox and Xbox 360 games onto the One, which is no small thing to do.

Here’s the full list.


  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

Xbox 360

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

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