Finally, The Original Xbox Titles Will Now Be Backwards Compatible

One of the biggest demands from Xbox fans has been to get titles from the original system to be backwards compatible. With the reveal of the Xbox One X, those dreams will finally become reality.


A lot of the finer details were left out as to when and how many games will be included in this launch, but Phil Spencer did mention that all of the games will look and play better. The one title announced for the expansion was Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, which while the game does have a very niche and rabid fanbase, we wouldn't have expected that particular title to be the poster child for anything backwards compatible from the original Xbox. If anything, Halo: Combat Evolved would have been a more likely candidate.

With that announcement came the addition that five specific games currently on Xbox One would be getting a free 4K upgrade on the Xbox One X: Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2 and Minecraft. In fact, 4K was basically all the rage for this year's event. Below is the hype trailer for all things 4K coming to the system when it launches on November 7.

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