Now we know why Xbox One backward compatibility took so long

Backwards-compatible original Xbox games appear online

First 13 Original Xbox Games Announced for Xbox One Compatibility

Moreover, each game has been enhanced to 1080p resolution, with smoother frame-rates and much faster loading times. Although these games will look better when playing on newer consoles, with up to four times the pixel count on the Xbox One and One S, and up to 16 times more on the Xbox One X, it is good to remember that these are not remastered. With Xbox One being pushed as an all-in-one entertainment center, this is an excellent way to make all of your favorite games playable in one place. Below, you can see how these old games look running on an Xbox One S. Knights of the Old Republic looks ancient compared to modern games, but it looks light years better than it used to. Older games require more care and given the fact that the changes are substantial, combined with outdated licensing issues, it's understandable why it's taking them so long. If you want to revisit one of these games (Knights of the Old Republic anyone?) you will be able to purchase a copy from the Xbox Store digitally for $9.99.

Any games which supported System Link can still be hooked up and played, even across console generations.

And when Xbox One X launches on November 7, you can run select Xbox 360 games at higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and with expanded color details. There will also be no Achievements for Original Xbox games because this functionality was also not originally available.

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How excited are you for OG Xbox backwards compatibility?

Below is the first curated batch of Original Xbox games we're releasing into the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program. Will you play it again? Let us know in the comment section below!

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