Three More Xbox 360 Games Are Getting Enhanced For Xbox One X

Skate 3, Mirror's Edge, and Gears of War 3 join the lineup.

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In addition to Xbox One games, a limited number of Xbox 360 titles will look better on Xbox One X. After announcing four Xbox 360 titles that will be enhanced on Xbox One X back in October, Microsoft today confirmed three more--and they are some good ones.

Skate 3, Mirror's Edge, and Gears of War 3 are joining Assassin's Creed, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and Halo 3. So there will be a total of seven backwards-compatible titles. It's not immediately clear if the three newly confirmed titles will be enhanced on Xbox One X from the start or if that will happen later. We also don't know the specifics about how they are being enhanced for the new console.

Skate 3
Skate 3

For the four previously announced games, Microsoft said they will run in a "higher resolution, 9X the original pixel count, and [with] expanded color details," according to Microsoft. This is done using the Heutchy Method--named after the Microsoft engineer who developed it--which is also used to play improved versions of original Xbox games on Xbox One.

This "leverages the power of Xbox One X to let the Xbox 360 emulator present the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets--all without touching the game code."

The Xbox One X launches on November 7, priced at $500 in the US. The new console plays all Xbox One games and works with the same controllers. For lots more on the device, check out GameSpot's feature, "Xbox One X Release Date, Games, Review, And Everything You Need To Know."

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I spent hours on Skate 3 and had a blast with it! Too bad the online servers are probably still dead...

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gears 3 , I will buy it again

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Gears 3 with upgraded visuals! That's great! I'm going to need a few days just to download all the games I plan on X Hailing.

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GoW4,better watch out...GoW3 is comin ?

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I'm still waiting on Blur, Brutal Legend, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2, Dante's Inferno, Devil May Cry 4, Forza Motorsport 3, Forza Motorsport 4, Iron Man, Mafia II, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia, Need for Speed: Carbon, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012), Need for Speed: Shift, Project Gotham Racing 3, Project Gotham Racing 4, Ridge Racer 6, Shaun White Snowboarding, Split/Second, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Test Drive Unlimited, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 07, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 09, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, TMNT, Wolfenstein

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@deathstalker83: Unfortunately you can cross off games like Tiger Woods PGA Tour titles, Iron Man, and probably the Forza Motorsport and NFS titles.

The licensing for all the cars, music, voice actors, sports stars, etc. make these titles very, very unlikely to become BC. It's possible they get the music and car lincense hammered out on the driving games, but the sports games aren't going to happen.

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@deathstalker83: That is an excellent list of games right there...

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@deathstalker83: I would just buy a cheap 360 if I were you that’s a long list

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Ubisoft, now is the best time to bring Splinter Cell games to backwards compatibility. I want to play as Sam Fisher in 4k.

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@dnamacias: too right! Actually willing to give Blacklist another after Ironsides much missed absence:(

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I haven't looked at the list but are they even upgrading mirrors edge catalyst? lol

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@crunkster64: Still too sad that they went open-world... I didn't cancel my preorder (since I promised to support a sequel), but I never played it post-beta.

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@Yeah curious bout that too, even the Boost mode on the PS4 Pro didn’t make much difference to that version

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I play the original Mirror’s Edge hooked up from my gaming Rig to my 55inch 4k tv, mirrors edge in 4k looks absolutely gorgerous it plays smooth 60fps in 4k which is expected for an old gsme on a 1080ti

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Oblivion! My favorite game of all time.

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@restatbonfire: Hang on now... As a fellow huge fan of both Souls and Elder Scrolls, umm, your gamertag indicates the other. ;)