Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Still on Track for 2017

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Still on Track for 2017 - News

by William D'Angelo, posted 3 days ago / 1,169 Views

Head of Xbox Phil Spencer in an interview with GameSpot confirmed original Xbox backwards compatibility is still coming to the Xbox One in 2017. 

"We're close, we're really close," Spencer said when about Xbox backwards compatibility. "I have a little dashboard I go to and I can see all the games [and] where they are in getting approvals in the pipeline. I know the games that are coming for the original Xbox but I don't think we've announced them all. We have to do this in partnership with partners, but we're still on track. I feel really good. The games look great."


"Oh yeah," added Spencer when asked about it coming in 2017. "There's some stuff we're going to talk about in that space in terms of how compatibility's going to work on [Xbox One] X specifically that I think people will find pretty interesting.

"Some of the games hold up really well; some of them don't. But the gameplay mechanics and the smile [you got] on your face 15 years ago playing those games, those are things that are still there. I see it, like getting back to playing Crimson Skies, [it's] fantastic, and the game actually looks really good even though it's obviously been around."

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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dx11332sega (3 days ago)

hope before december

Mr Puggsly (3 days ago)

Looking forward to this, hopefully they're working with 3rd parties to really get some notable stuff.

Zoombael (7 hours ago)

Yeah. More old games. Just what the fools community needs.

Ben360live (2 days ago)

Not sure how much I will use this but it’s an excellent feature for those that will. That being said I have used 360 backward compatibility to go back to unfinished games much more than I thought I would initially.

malistix1985 (3 days ago)

Really love that they are doing this, KOTOR please! :D

SecondWar (3 days ago)

Slightly premature, but I bought KOTOR specifically for this.

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Azuren (3 days ago)

You probably should have just grabbed it for PC... Or your cell phone.

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SecondWar (3 days ago)

I don't play games in my PC. Besides, even if they don't geton the Xbox One I can still play them in my 360.

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Azuren (3 days ago)

It's also on your phone, you know.

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