Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Could Be Extended To Original Xbox Games

Phil Spencer, Xbox’s Studio Head, has recently stated the Xbox One’s existing backwards compatibility could be extended to original Xbox games.

In an exchange on the social media network “Twitter,” Spencer answered the following question:

Question: “Very silly question, but if Xbox One essentially has Xbox 360 emulator, how much work would go into making original Xbox titles backwards compatibility?”

Spencer replied back stating: “I don’t think it’s silly. I ask the backwards compatibility team this question a lot. Need to finish 360 backwards compatibility for now.”

With that said, Spencer’s statement should not be taken as an official confirmation that the team will extend backwards compatibility to original Xbox games.

Backwards compatibility for Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One is currently only available to Preview Program members. It will not be until November of this year that backwards compatibility will be made available to everyone. More than one hundred Xbox 360 games are said to be playable on the Xbox One and it has also been confirmed that all future Xbox 360 games with “Gold titles” will be backwards compatible.

Microsoft has yet to announce the entire lineup of supported Xbox 360 titles. In the meantime, you can check out the list below to see the games that have been confirmed compatible so far. Microsoft has stated they will announce the next wave of backwards-compatible games in the next couple of days.

Thanks for reading. Tell us your thoughts in the comment section below. Should Microsoft extend the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility to original Xbox games?


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