Xbox One Adding New Original Xbox Backwards Compatibility Games, Including Morrowind
You can play The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind on your Xbox One beginning today.
Update: It turns out Microsoft has more extensive plans the four games mentioned below. 19 more original Xbox games will be added to Xbox One backwards compatibility this month, split across two batches. In addition to those that were discovered in advance, we're also getting Jade Empire and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II, among others. The original story follows.
After Xbox One backwards compatibility support for original Xbox games was announced, Microsoft made it clear that we would not see new titles added regularly. To date, only one batch of games has been released, but another has now arrived--and it includes some quality additions.
Microsoft teased that new original Xbox BC games would be revealed during an Inside Xbox broadcast scheduled for tonight, April 10. Ahead of that, listings for several such games have been discovered on the Xbox Store (via Reddit user nuton) with release dates set for today, though they can't yet be purchased.
The biggest of the bunch is The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, the acclaimed open-world RPG that helped to expand the franchise to a wider audience. The others to be found (at least so far) are Destroy All Humans, MX Unleashed, and Full Spectrum Warrior.
Official details on these releases will be shared later today. Original Xbox BC games work just like Xbox 360 games; you simply pop in the disc or download a digital copy and can play it on Xbox One without any real fuss.
Until now, there had been 13 original Xbox games available on Xbox One through backwards compatibility. Those include Black, Psychonauts, Prince of Persia, and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic. That's in addition to the hundreds of Xbox 360 games that are also playable, such as recent addition Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
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