You can now play original Xbox games on your Xbox One console thanks to backwards compatibility. It’s taken a long time, but starting October 24, 2017, you’ll be able to play not one, not two, but three generations of games in your console.
According to Microsoft, the games will even look better on your Xbox One with up to four times the pixel count on Xbox One or Xbox One S, and if you have an Xbox One X the pixel count can go even higher up to 16X.
Through backwards compatibility, you’ll be able to play original Xbox games using a physical disc or purchasing and downloading games from the Microsoft Store.
All the original Xbox games available through backwards compatibility
Here’s the list of original Xbox games you’ll be able to play on Xbox one:
- BloodRayne 2
- Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- King of Fighters Neowave
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Sid Meier’s Pirates!
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
Original Xbox backwards compatibility Q&A
Backwards compatibility for original Xbox games works a little different than Xbox 360, because some features were not available at the time. Here are a few things you need to know:
Does online multiplayer with Xbox Live works for original games? ― No. You’re getting the original experience and the games are not remastered. Online multiplayer was not available for the original Xbox, so it’s not a feature with backwards compatibility.
Which multiplayer features are available through backwards compatibility? ― Offline multiplayer scenarios like co-op and system-link are supported through backwards compatibility.
Do original Xbox games include Achievements? ― No. Achievements was not a feature available for the original Xbox, so it’s not a feature available through backwards compatibility.