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Rumor: Xbox Backward Compatibility Adding More Games in November

Rumor: Xbox Backward Compatibility Adding More Games in November - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 October 2021 / 1,914 Views

Microsoft well ahead of Nintendo and Sony when it comes to backward compatibility. Just about every Xbox One game is playable on the Xbox Series X|S, while nearly 500 Xbox 360 games and around 40 original Xbox games are playable on the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. 

It has been a while since Microsoft added Xbox 360 and original Xbox games to its backward compatibility list. However, the wait might be over as the Xbox Era co-founder Nick Baker has heard a new batch of games will be added soon. He predicts they will be added on November 15 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original Xbox. 

"t seems some games may have been datamined, but sometimes OG and 360 games are tested for BC but don't make the cut so I won't list any games as to not set expectations," said Baker. "Just a heads up that there's been activity here so I'd probably expect something in November."

"That's what I'd be expecting," Baker added when asked if he expected games on November 15 for the 20th anniversary. "I was originally told back in January that a drop would happen later in the year. Having them on the anniversary would make the most sense. I don't think the list will be overly big though."


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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9 Comments
Tridrakious (on 06 October 2021)

If only Sony and Nintendo would put this effort into their portfolios

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dx11332sega (on 05 October 2021)

Port: Gunvalkyrie, Def Jam fight for New York, MidNight Club 3 Dub Edition Remix, Bloody Roar Extreme, SSX tricky, Timesplitters future perfect, Snk vs capcom 2, Magatama, Asura's Wrath, DarkStalkers Resurrection, Mortal Kombat Arcade Collection, Eternal Sonata, NBA street volume 1 and 2 NFL street , Tao Feng, Need for Speed Most Wanted , Mortal Kombat Armeggedon, Otogi 1 and 2, Dino Crisis 3 etc Microsoft don't ignore your gem of a game japanese exclusive called Magatama It's a very cool soulsborne game you own this IP use it, with much care It's underrated.

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Loneken dx11332sega (on 05 October 2021)

Otogi games, CVS2 and other fighting games would be fantastica aditions. I watch some Magatama videos. That game look really interesting.

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smroadkill15 (on 06 October 2021)

Yes please!

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Loneken (on 05 October 2021)

Very good news for BC users. I Hope some more og xbox games to be aded

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SecondWar Loneken (on 05 October 2021)

Personally hoping for Simpsons Hit and Run and Timesplitters 2, as I’ve got them in my cupboard.
The firmer might be a pipe dream, but the latter might not be as the developer was recently reformed to work on the franchise.

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scrapking (on 09 October 2021)

Added to BC... and added to Game Pass too, I wonder?

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Mr Puggsly (on 06 October 2021)

I actually looked at the OG Xbox and Xbox 360 libraries thoroughly to determine what titles we REALLY need in the BC library. My conclusion was the list of games we mostly want isn't that large, but there is still plenty worth adding.

If they drop more titles in BC, it'll be a reason to resurrect this thread. https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/238793/updated-games-that-should-have-come-to-xbox-bc-definitive-list-edition/

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jamesmarkus87 (on 05 October 2021)

The original Ninja Gaiden (2004), please and thank you. And then I'll have the 2004 original, Black, and Sigma on the same console. I miss that Ninja of the Future outfit, which was absent in both Black and Sigma.

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