Microsoft this morning have announced that they will be adding the final wave of backwards compatible game to Xbox One this week. With Scarlett coming next year, they’ve shifted their focus to making sure that four generations of Xbox games work on the new console so it makes a little bit of sense that updates to backwards compatibility for Xbox One would cease.
That’s not to say that more announcements might come after Scarlett launches, perhaps, but we’ll just have to wait and see.
The following original Xbox games will hit the backwards compatibility service this week. Some may be purchased digitally, but will also install off any physical discs you might have lying around.
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
A selection of RARE games have also been given the Xbox One X Enhanced treatment, offering higher resolutions, improved texture filtering and colour detail than ever was offered when they launched all those years ago. If you own any of these games individually, you’ll be able to update these games straight away. If you own Rare Replay, that’ll work too!
The RARE games getting the Xbox One X Enhancements are:
Banjo-Kazooie Nuts & Bolts
Kameo Elements of Power
Perfect Dark Zero
Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
As a final thank you to the community, Microsoft have also announced a final collection of “favourites” that will come to backwards compatibility this week from the Xbox 360 Library.
Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
Far Cry Classic
Far Cry Instincts Predator
Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands
Star Ocean: The Last Hope
Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo
Unreal Tournament III
Too Human, perhaps owing to legal troubles in the past, will be offered for free to everyone, which is a nice touch as well.