Monday, June 10, 2019

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

At E3 2019 stage, Microsoft announces final lineup for classic games that will join Xbox backwards compatibility library.

When Phil Spencer of Gaming at Microsoft took stage to announce Xbox One backward compatibility feature back at E3 2015 event, it surely was a memorable moment in video gaming history that every fan cheered for.

Over past four years, more than 600 titles have been added to a vast library of games from previous generation but that development cycle has now come to an end as upcoming Project Scarlett device will be compatible with all past games.

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Xbox Backwards Compatibility Final Lineup Revealed

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Design for Scarlett is largely focused with an ambitious goal of being capable to run any games from last four generation of 18 years Xbox console history, so there is no point in dedicating resources to make more titles compatible anymore.

Due to popular fan demand, Microsoft Studio have worked hard on bringing back popular franchises like Assassin's Creed, Gears of War and Mass Effect from original Xbox and Xbox 360 platforms to enjoy on current-gen consoles.

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Original Xbox Classic Backward Compatible Games

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

So this week, here comes the final lineup of Xbox classics that are now playable on both Xbox One and Xbox One X devices.

  • 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

RELATED: Classic Valve Titles are Backwards Compatible and Xbox One X Enhanced

Entire backlog of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell stealth shooter series from developer/publisher Ubisoft is now finally complete and thanks to recent inclusion since Blacklist and Conviction has already joined backwards collection a while ago.

Witness the upscale for superior graphical prowess that is four times higher than original. Players who own Xbox One X can run these titles on a higher resolution with finest color detail and improved texture using existing in-game assets.

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New Xbox One X Enhanced Updates

RELATED: Crysis Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Several other Microsoft owned Rare Studio titles are receiving Xbox One X enhanced updates to enjoy a pixel count up to 4K Ultra HD.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Moreover, free content packs for games like Battlefront, Battlefront II, Knights of the Old Republic and Republic Commando from Star Wars franchise are out now, which includes new heroes, maps, missions, mode and villain.

Also, Xbox 360-exclusive action RPG game Too Human from developer Silicon Knights is being added as latest list of playable title on Xbox One and it is now available digitally for free as a thanks to everyone within this community.

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New Xbox 360 Backward Compatible Games

RELATED: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Finally, a few more of fan-favorite Xbox 360 games joins backward catalog for Xbox One and Xbox One X by this week.

  • 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
  • Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

RELATED: Assassin's Creed Series is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Anyone with a physical disc of these games from Xbox and Xbox 360 platform in their possession can play them on Xbox One. Otherwise, you can always purchase a digital version from Microsoft Store with applicable market restriction.

E3 2019 event clarified that backward compatibility program will no longer add any titles and are wrapping things up while we eagerly wait for Project Scarlett to begin a new chapter in gaming that is open to all generation of Xbox games.