Microsoft Confirms Final Backwards Compatible Titles Coming To Xbox One

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On Monday, Microsoft confirmed their initiative to make the Xbox One backwards compatible with select Xbox and Xbox 360 titles is ending. According to the tech giant, Microsoft is terminating this initiative to focus on making current games functional on the next Xbox, which is presently known by its codename, Scarlett.

Jason Ronald, the platform’s partner director, discussed the decision on the official Xbox blog, writing, “We’ve listened closely to community feedback and respect the game libraries you’ve built throughout the last 18 years. That’s why we’re taking our work a step further and announced this week that thousands of games from all four generations will be playable on Project Scarlett. As such, we have now shifted our focus to help make the games you love playing on Xbox One compatible with future Xbox hardware. After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One, but we’re excited to continue our work on Xbox compatibility across platforms and devices, which remains a top priority.”

These are the final games from the original Xbox that will become playable on the Xbox One and One X:

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

Moreover, these are the last batch of Xbox 360 games that will be updated to the Xbox One X’s 4K standard. Notably, all of these titles were developed by Rare, one of Microsoft’s subsidiaries.

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo: Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

And, finally, these are the last 360 games that will be made to work on the Xbox One and One X:

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

Too Human will be available to download for free. It was developed by the now-defunct Silicon Knights, best known for developing the critically acclaimed Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem for the GameCube under Nintendo’s guidance.

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