When Backwards Compatibility is Done Right
It is a glorious day for a gamer that has kept their collections alive. It has always been a wish for a next-gen console to support the previous games it came from like what PC can do. This is where Microsoft wins my heart when it comes to a company that caters to fans passion for their previous collection. So far, they have done a great job with Xbox 360 games and adding the addition of Xbox Pass and a teaser of an Original Xbox Game Phantom Dust was gifted to us with full online multiplayer support. That was just the beginning.
Whoa, that sounded a bit more fandom than I expected, but whatever I am a proud fan of my Xbox and starting on October 24th, 2017 OG Xbox makes a return. Well, in a small amount, but still let’s take a look at that list.
- Bloodrayne 2
- Crimson Skies
- Dead to Rights
- Fuzion Frenzy
- Grabbed by the Ghoulies
- Neowave: The King of Fighters
- Ninja Gaiden Black
- Sid Miers: Pirates!
- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
- Red Faction II
- Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
The ones that I’ve highlighted I already own currently, but the prices for each game title is pretty reasonable at $9.99 each, but Xbox did promise that original disc will work and I hope they hold up to it. This all came about during the Xbox One full reveal and I nearly lost my mind hearing about it, but honestly, I do have my own wish list that I hope they have some titles in mind.
- Def Jam Fight for New York
- Jade Empire
- Jet Set Radio Future
- SSX Tricky
- Need For Speed Underground 1 & 2
- The Punisher
- Mortal Kombat Shaolin Monks
- The Matrix: Path of Neo
All things come when developers think about what can benefit both the company and the consumer. I know there are a lot of you that might be saying, “So what? I still have my OG Xbox!” That’s cool and congrats to you, but there are many that don’t and this is a nice addition. In that, I hope the list grows and looking forward to some online multiplayer even though that is asking much (laughs). –Beast Out–