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.

OG photo of my old console set up.


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.

  • Black
  • 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
  • Psychonauts
  • 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
  • Killswitch
  • Jade Empire
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • SSX Tricky
  • Need For Speed Underground 1 & 2
  • The Punisher
  • Darkwatch
  • 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

Beast Gamer Kuma

Beast Gamer Kuma

I am a Beast trying to get his game on. Living by the ways of the Konami Code for many years until I decided to share my knowledge and opinions of the gaming world for you mortals. I hope you enjoy the content that we provide here! - Beast Out -
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