Microsoft’s Xbox, Xbox 360 backward compatibility list ends here


Now that Microsoft has unveiled its Project Scarlett Xbox gaming ambitions, there’s some good news and some bad news about backward compatibility. The good news is that games from four generations of Xbox will be playable on the new hardware. Even better news is that a pretty sweet list of titles are being added to the program today. The bad news is that the program, which launched during E3 in 2015, is coming to an end for original Xbox and Xbox 360 games.

That list of new titles includes the full Splinter Cell series from original Xbox, plus Xbox 360 favorites like Skate, Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands, Enslaved: Odyssey to the West, and others. There’s also a slew of Xbox 360 games getting updates to look better on the Xbox One X covering the Perfect Dark series, Viva Pinata, Kameo and the Banjo-Kazooie games.

DLC packs for several Xbox games (including both Star Wars: Battlefront releases and the Splinter Cell games) are now available to Xbox One players for free. Better yet, the awkwardly-received Too Human (remember that one?) is not only part of the catalog, it’s available digitally for free.

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