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author: Jakub Mirowski

Microsoft Ends Backward Compatibility Program On Xbox One

Microsoft has announced that the latest update to the Xbox One backward-compatible games catalog will also be the last. The Redmond giant will focus on refining this feature for the upcoming Project Scarlett.

Launched almost four years ago, Xbox One's backward compatibility saved Microsoft's reputation slightly after a rather weak start of the new console. Now, just two days after the E3 conference, during which Microsoft announced a ninth generation platform called Project Scarlett, the Redmond giant has revealed that it is ending its support for the backward compatibility program. On Xbox One we won't get any more titles from the original Xbox and Xbox 360.

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Since 2015, more than 600 games have been added to the backward compatibility program.

The main factor in this decision is of course the focus on the upcoming Project Scarlett. Microsoft's recently announced console is designed to be fully compatible with thousands of productions of its predecessors, and the Redmond giant is devoting all of its attention to making them work as well as possible on modern hardware. In less than four years, however, the company has done a titanic job of making more than 600 titles available to its users, which we may play even after the end of the program. In addition, Microsoft has added the latest pack of older games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 era (including four installments of Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series and the first Skate) to the catalog, as well as updates to several existing productions on Xbox One X. As a token of gratitude to the players, the company has also released Too Human in backward compatibility.

New games in the backward compatibility from today's bundle release:

  1. Armed and Dangerous (Xbox)
  2. Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb (Xbox)
  3. Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (Xbox)
  4. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell (Xbox)
  5. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow (Xbox)
  6. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Xbox)
  7. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent (Xbox)
  8. Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict (Xbox)
  9. Asura's Wrath (Xbox 360)
  10. Battlefield 2: Modern Combat (Xbox 360)
  11. Enchanted Arms (Xbox 360)
  12. Enslaved: Odyssey to the West (Xbox 360)
  13. Far Cry Classic (Xbox 360)
  14. Far Cry Instincts: Predator (Xbox 360)
  15. Infinite Undiscovery (Xbox 360)
  16. Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Xbox 360)
  17. Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands (Xbox 360)
  18. Skate (Xbox 360)
  19. Star Ocean: The Last Hope (Xbox 360)
  20. Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo (Xbox 360)
  21. Syndicate (Xbox 360)
  22. Too Human (Xbox 360)
  23. Unreal Tournament III (Xbox 360)
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