Microsoft has just released 13 original Xbox titles on its new console, but it’s not stopping there. The company has already announced the next wave of releases, which will land in Spring 2018.
The games will join titles such as Knights of the Old Republic, Red Faction II, Psychonauts, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, and more. With the release of the Xbox One X, players will be able to experience them at up to 16 times the pixel count.
However, Microsoft is making it abundantly clear that these are not remasters. Though there are some tweaks for modern TVs, the content and graphics of the games will remain the same. The idea is to keep the same elements gamers love while unifying the console experience.
As such, you’ll be able to put discs straight into the Xbox One and play, if you still have them. If you don’t own the disc, they’ll be a reasonable $9.99 on the Microsoft Store.
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Unfortunately, online multiplayer won’t be available, nor will other Xbox Live services. Of course, nor will achievements, because they didn’t exist then.
For fans of these classics, however, it still will be a welcome addition. Once library grows, you won’t have to switch between two consoles, but that’s still a while away.
Despite the additions, backward compatibility is yet to reach mainstream success. Ars Technica research from earlier this year suggests only 1.5% of user’s time is spent playing them.
However, with Microsoft seemingly embracing its feature and pushing more titles, that could easily change. Alongside original Xbox titles, Assassin’s Creed, Fallout 3, Halo 3 and Oblivion will all get Xbox One X Enhanced releases next month.