Xbox Backwards Compatibility UPDATE: Microsoft has the BEST news for fans

Xbox Backwards Compatibility UPDATE: Microsoft has the BEST news for fans

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Original Xbox backwards compatibility is coming soon

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility should be with fans soon, as Microsoft gets closer to bringing classic games to Xbox One.

Xbox boss Phil Spencer said that original Xbox games are close, and that fans should expect some unannounced titles to be included.

Speaking to Gamespot, he said: "We're close, we're really close.

"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."

Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility was announced at E3 2017.

Fri, June 16, 2017

Halo on the original Xbox is an all-time classic

Spencer also teased a surprise or two for Xbox One X owners.

"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."

Speaking of Backwards Compatibility, Microsoft just added a big fan favourite to the scheme.

Fable Anniversary is one of the most requested games on Backwards Compatibility, securing 34,000 votes from fans.

It was made available as a Backwards Compatibility game last week, alongside Fable II Pub Games.

This is on top a whole host of Halo games and DLC in September.