Microsoft has announced two more batches of games that will be supported for backwards-compatibility on Xbox One in the coming weeks. We’ve known that original Xbox games would be coming to the One for over a year now. And we’ve gotten some great news where the company announced the first batch of games that will work on the new consoles.
In total, nineteen original Xbox games will be coming to Xbox One during the month of April. The games will all receive minor updates to improve visual fidelity by a drastic amount. According to Microsoft, games will have a pixel count four times higher 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 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
I’m pretty excited for this as someone who spent hundreds of hours playing some of these games on their original hardware. Getting to enjoy them all over again will be great fun. Mercenaries especially was a game I spent a lot of time in causing mindless destruction.