No more OG Xbox BC games for the Xbox One

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#1 Edited by Ant_17 (12736 posts) -

https://www.polygon.com/e3/2019/6/10/18660402/microsoft-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-project-scarlett-e3-2019

Microsoft announced on Monday that the latest collection of games being added to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program will be the last previous-generation games that will be supported on the Xbox and Xbox One.

Microsoft said it’s ending development on Xbox One backward compatibility to devote resources to ensure existing games are compatible with the upcoming Project Scarlett.

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#2 Posted by DaVillain- (37531 posts) -

And this is why you always keep your old consoles.

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#3 Posted by cainetao11 (36711 posts) -

Im good. I have over 4TB to play.

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#4 Posted by Archangel3371 (28400 posts) -

Well they’ve done an excellent job making a lot of great games backwards compatible with the Xbox One so for that I am very grateful to them. Moving forward I think the consoles will just naturally be backwards compatible with the previous generation’s games.

These days I like to hang on to my systems from previous gens but simply keeping your old systems isn’t really a solution because old systems will eventually break down. Also keeping your old systems hooked up all the time to play an older game isn’t really feasible.

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#5 Edited by ronvalencia (28203 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

https://www.polygon.com/e3/2019/6/10/18660402/microsoft-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-project-scarlett-e3-2019

Microsoft announced on Monday that the latest collection of games being added to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program will be the last previous-generation games that will be supported on the Xbox and Xbox One.

Microsoft said it’s ending development on Xbox One backward compatibility to devote resources to ensure existing games are compatible with the upcoming Project Scarlett.

New drivers and graphics accelerated virtual machine for Project Scarlett. Old GCN drivers on PC doesn't run on NAVI.

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#6 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -

This is why I keep my old consoles and only trust true backward compatibility not curated emulation pretending to be BC.

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#7 Posted by freedomfreak (51240 posts) -

Shame, but those are awesome though.

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#8 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (19802 posts) -
@davillain- said:

And this is why you always keep your old consoles.

I would assume that all focus is on Project Scarlett, and so the BC resources will be worked on that platform.

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#9 Posted by rzxv04 (686 posts) -

I don't really care for BC but it would've been cool to see one company open up all the backdoors for complete gens across for an official product.

I guess MS thinks it's not even worth the investment.

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#10 Edited by nintendoboy16 (36480 posts) -

Hey, gives me an excuse to buy:

Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy (for the fifth time, and ending my Sphinx Collection)

Unreal Championship 2

Splinter Cell classics (I have on GC... shut up... except Double Agent)

Indiana Jones and Emperor's Tomb (already own on Steam)

Still, it sucks they are ending it for the BONE.

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#11 Posted by I_P_Daily (12334 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:

This is why I keep my old consoles and only trust true backward compatibility not curated emulation pretending to be BC.

But you like pretending, pretending not to be quacknight that is LMFAO.

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#12 Posted by Ovirew (9102 posts) -

It's disappointing news, but I guess that's how it goes. Luckily they went above and beyond making a lot of games BC.

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#13 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4900 posts) -
@i_p_daily said:
@son-goku7523 said:

This is why I keep my old consoles and only trust true backward compatibility not curated emulation pretending to be BC.

But you like pretending, pretending not to be quacknight that is LMFAO.

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

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#14 Posted by I_P_Daily (12334 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:
@i_p_daily said:
@son-goku7523 said:

This is why I keep my old consoles and only trust true backward compatibility not curated emulation pretending to be BC.

But you like pretending, pretending not to be quacknight that is LMFAO.

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

Solve what mystery? its quacknight, he's as easily to spot as your meltdowns :)

WOW you becoming tormentos living in the past. But thanks for reminding of having to work away doing 160+hrs those 2 weeks away :(

But boy didn't I open up a can of whoop arse on what's his name, he hasn't been around since I exposed his lying arse, but with you cows you always slip up lol.

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#15 Edited by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@i_p_daily said:
@son-goku7523 said:

This is why I keep my old consoles and only trust true backward compatibility not curated emulation pretending to be BC.

But you like pretending, pretending not to be quacknight that is LMFAO.

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

He was waiting out the fallout from MS' disastrous E3 by pretending to be busy lol.

He'll disappear again if Gear 5 ends up flopping or if Death Stranding ends up winning GOTY.

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#16 Posted by navyguy21 (15252 posts) -

We are at the end of the generation and both console makers have announced new consoles.

What is the financial and business sense to continue investing in bringing older games to a platform that............itself...........is old?

Move resources to having full BC with current gen games, as MS and Sony have been doing.

Why is this surprising to anyone other than fanboys?

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#17 Posted by SecretPolice (35358 posts) -

On a related note, great news, get'em whilst the get'en is good.

Thank you MS, for the gamerz ... Jazz. :P

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/2019/06/10/e3-2019-whats-next-xbox-backward-compatibility/

Since the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program was announced at E3 2015, over half of all Xbox gamers have enjoyed Original Xbox or Xbox 360 games on Xbox One. During that time, the Backward Compatibility catalog we built directly from fan feedback has grown to over 600 titles including entire iconic franchises such as Assassin’s Creed, Gears of War, and Mass Effect.

Four years later, compatibility remains a priority for Xbox, for our community and for developers and their games, and preserving the art form of video games is part of our DNA. After adding more than 600 titles to the Backward Compatibility catalog, we’re now setting our sights on what’s next for the future of compatibility.

We’ve listened closely to community feedback and respect the game libraries you’ve built throughout the last 18 years. That’s why we’re taking our work a step further and announced this week that thousands of games from all four generations will be playable on Project Scarlett. As such, we have now shifted our focus to help make the games you love playing on Xbox One compatible with future Xbox hardware. After this week, we have no plans to add additional Original Xbox or Xbox 360 titles to the catalog on Xbox One, but we’re excited to continue our work on Xbox compatibility across platforms and devices, which remains a top priority.

Today, we’re thrilled to bring you a final collection of Original Xbox classics, Xbox 360 fan-favorites and Xbox One X Enhanced updates as a token of appreciation to our fans for their support.

New Original Xbox Games Announced Today

Today, another long-awaited wave of Original Xbox games are playable on Xbox One:

  • Armed and Dangerous
  • Indiana Jones and the Emperor’s Tomb
  • Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  • Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double Agent
  • Unreal Championship 2: The Liandri Conflict

All of these Original Xbox classics take advantage of the power of Xbox One with up to 4x the pixel count on Xbox One and Xbox One S, and up to 16x the pixel count on Xbox One X for resolutions up to 4K Ultra HD. These games are available to play now on disc and you can purchase digitally in the Microsoft Store later this week.

With the addition of the four Tom Clancy Splinter Cell games from the Original Xbox, you can now play the entire Splinter Cell franchise on Xbox One.

Additionally, we are releasing Original Xbox downloadable content packs free of charge today to current and future owners of the following games, available automatically via content updates on Xbox One:

New Xbox One X Enhanced Updates Available Today

Alongside our E3 collection, we are releasing several title updates today for Xbox One X owners. Xbox 360 games enhanced for Xbox One X run at a higher resolution – 9x the original pixel count up to 4K UltraHD – with improved texture filtering and color detail. The power of Xbox One X enables the Xbox 360 emulator to showcase the very best version of the game possible with the existing assets and no modification to the original experience.

Xbox One X Enhanced updates available now include:

  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • Kameo Elements of Power
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise

These Xbox One X Enhanced updates will be automatically applied to all owners of these games, whether they were purchased individually or as part of the Rare Replay collection.

New Xbox 360 Fan-Favorites Available This Week

We are also releasing a curated collection of fan-favorite Xbox 360 games, available this week, to commemorate the special occasion, including:

  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  • Enchanted Arms
  • Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  • Far Cry Classic
  • Far Cry Instincts Predator
  • Infinite Undiscovery
  • Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
  • Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
  • Skate
  • Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  • Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
  • Syndicate
  • Too Human
  • Unreal Tournament III

As a final thank you to the community, we are bringing Too Human to the Backward Compatibility catalog and are making it available digitally to everyone for free.

As a reminder, you’ll be able to play all these Original Xbox and Xbox 360 games on Xbox One with the disc you already own, or you can purchase them digitally in the Microsoft Store. Market restrictions for digital content may apply, so please check the store page for details.

Thank you for your continued feedback and support as we’ve journeyed together through the launch and releases of Xbox One Backward Compatibility – we look forward to our next chapter with Project Scarlett.

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#18 Posted by nefariouscheat (13 posts) -

I wish they will add the Old School Medal of Honor games...

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#19 Posted by kuu2 (11162 posts) -

LOL........

Sony Fan is so consumed with the X.

News flash, the new Xbox launches next year so of course they aren't going to do anymore backwards compatible games for this gen. More news next year on BC when Scarlet launches.

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#20 Posted by Subspecies (678 posts) -

It's like everything else with MS. You've got to add a * to everything they do, like with their exclusives*. BC* is no different. It's just the illusion of true backwards compatibility.

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#21 Posted by BenjaminBanklin (4900 posts) -
@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

He was waiting out the fallout from MS' disastrous E3 by pretending to be busy lol.

He'll disappear again if Gear 5 ends up flopping or if Death Stranding ends up winning GOTY.

If PS5 ends up being more powerful than Anaconda, he'll probably fade from existence. 🤣

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#22 Edited by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@davillain-: This is why hardware BC>>>>>>>>>>Software BC.

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#23 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@BenjaminBanklin said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

He was waiting out the fallout from MS' disastrous E3 by pretending to be busy lol.

He'll disappear again if Gear 5 ends up flopping or if Death Stranding ends up winning GOTY.

If PS5 ends up being more powerful than Anaconda, he'll probably fade from existence. 🤣

Why is I_Salty_Daily always salty?

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#24 Posted by StormyJoe (7799 posts) -

@Ant_17 said:

https://www.polygon.com/e3/2019/6/10/18660402/microsoft-xbox-one-backwards-compatibility-project-scarlett-e3-2019

Microsoft announced on Monday that the latest collection of games being added to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program will be the last previous-generation games that will be supported on the Xbox and Xbox One.

Microsoft said it’s ending development on Xbox One backward compatibility to devote resources to ensure existing games are compatible with the upcoming Project Scarlett.

I'm gonna play me some Too Human! I loved that game.

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#25 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36480 posts) -
@subspecies said:

It's like everything else with MS. You've got to add a * to everything they do, like with their exclusives*. BC* is no different. It's just the illusion of true backwards compatibility.

At least it's something. Something that both Sony and Nintendo stuffed up in doing.

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#26 Posted by Son-Goku7523 (955 posts) -
@calvincfb said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

He was waiting out the fallout from MS' disastrous E3 by pretending to be busy lol.

He'll disappear again if Gear 5 ends up flopping or if Death Stranding ends up winning GOTY.

If PS5 ends up being more powerful than Anaconda, he'll probably fade from existence. 🤣

Why is I_Salty_Daily always salty?

🤣😂🤣 It’s because he spent over a $1000 on Flopbone hardware this gen and MS undelivered. I’d be mad salty too if I dropped that much money on a massive flop.

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#27 Posted by Bond007uk (925 posts) -

Even when Scarlet supports 3000 titles at launch, some guys on here will say 'Xbox has no games'. Such a stupid comment lol.

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#28 Posted by ni6htmare01 (3789 posts) -

I have 2 OG Xbox and I'm good!

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#29 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@son-goku7523 said:
@calvincfb said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:
@son-goku7523 said:
@BenjaminBanklin said:

Maybe you can disappear again for a couple of weeks so you can solve the mystery.

He was waiting out the fallout from MS' disastrous E3 by pretending to be busy lol.

He'll disappear again if Gear 5 ends up flopping or if Death Stranding ends up winning GOTY.

If PS5 ends up being more powerful than Anaconda, he'll probably fade from existence. 🤣

Why is I_Salty_Daily always salty?

🤣😂🤣 It’s because he spent over a $1000 on Flopbone hardware this gen and MS undelivered. I’d be mad salty too if I dropped that much money on a massive flop.

Man, $1000 to play Forza... Guy needs to set his priorities right.

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#30 Edited by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@nintendoboy16 said:
@subspecies said:

It's like everything else with MS. You've got to add a * to everything they do, like with their exclusives*. BC* is no different. It's just the illusion of true backwards compatibility.

At least it's something. Something that both Sony and Nintendo stuffed up in doing.

Yeah, because PS2, OG PS3, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U didn't have BC, right?

But you know what is funny? The two consoles without BC were successful while the one with faux BC flopped, this should tell you something.

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#31 Posted by lamprey263 (36180 posts) -

Well, glad they gave us Panzer Dragoon Orta with a 4K treatment, so I am fine with this. Hope it also doesn't mean they'll ditch Xbox 360 BC support.

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#32 Posted by kuu2 (11162 posts) -

As usual the Cows create a massive backfire thread.

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#33 Edited by MonsieurX (39180 posts) -

@calvincfb said:
@nintendoboy16 said:
@subspecies said:

It's like everything else with MS. You've got to add a * to everything they do, like with their exclusives*. BC* is no different. It's just the illusion of true backwards compatibility.

At least it's something. Something that both Sony and Nintendo stuffed up in doing.

Yeah, because PS2, OG PS3, GBC, GBA, DS, 3DS, Wii and Wii U didn't have BC, right?

But you know what is funny? The two consoles without BC were successful while the one with faux BC flopped, this should tell you something.

That it is a complete irrelevant factor?

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#34 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36480 posts) -

@calvincfb: But PS2, Wii, GBC, GBA, DS, AND 3DS had BC and were very successful.

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#35 Posted by Calvincfb (0 posts) -

@MonsieurX: that BC means nothing. It doesn't make a console succeed or fail. Most people don't play old games.

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#36 Posted by Raining51 (1143 posts) -

Did actually sell anyway?

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#37 Posted by NathanDrakeSwag (12899 posts) -

That sucks. BC has actually been my most used feature on my X1X because MS has failed to release anything new worth playing. Wish they would have added Riddick and Jet Set Radio Future which are 2 of the best OG Xbox games.

Who the hell even asked for Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy? I have no idea what that game is. Unreal Championship 2 is useless without online servers. Those are some really strange additions.

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#38 Posted by navyguy21 (15252 posts) -
@NathanDrakeSwag said:

That sucks. BC has actually been my most used feature on my X1X because MS has failed to release anything new worth playing. Wish they would have added Riddick and Jet Set Radio Future which are 2 of the best OG Xbox games.

Who the hell even asked for Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy? I have no idea what that game is. Unreal Championship 2 is useless without online servers. Those are some really strange additions.

To be fair, all of these BC titles need permission from the publishers.................who have to make sure they have current licenses since they are also listed for sale on Xbox and Xbox.com

Its not as simple as getting the title running.

MS has said multiple times that it is completely dependent on publisher approval since they simply maintain the emulator and tailor it on a per-game basis.

A lot of these obscure titles didnt have any licensed songs or ads that would need to be ok'd legally.

That would be my guess, especially for the 2 games you listed.

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#39 Posted by nintendoboy16 (36480 posts) -

@NathanDrakeSwag: I asked for Sphinx. One of my favorite games that no one seems to talk about and has slowly been gaining a cult following.

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#40 Posted by Raining51 (1143 posts) -

I don't think I played really any of these myself.