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E3 2017: Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Expands To Original Xbox Titles!

Sunday 11th June 2017 by Derek Kraneveldt

Briefly: We can’t exactly file this one under ‘total surprise’, but it’s still a cool piece of news from Microsoft’s just-concluded E3 conference.

Yep. After making nearly 400 Xbox 360 titles backwards compatible with Xbox One, Microsoft has announced that original Xbox titles are next in line for the backwards compatibility treatment.

Details on the program itself are scarce as of now, but Xbox head Phil Spencer notes that “OG games will look better and play better across the Xbox One family,” while noting that fans can expect the first backwards compatible titles to be available later this year (with one of his favourites, Crimson Skies, being among the first few).

As someone who largely missed out on the first generation Microsoft console, this came as pretty exciting news to me. Which games would you like to see added to the list? What was the best part of the Microsoft presentation? Sound out below!