E3 2019: Microsoft Announces Final Round of Xbox One Back Compat Games

The Back Compat program has been a huge success for Microsoft over the past few years and has led to the company leveraging the past to create the best economic value for consumers. Today, they announced that the program will be coming to an end with some heavy hitters. Over 600 games have been added to the service since it began and the final wave of original Xbox games is impressive. Armed and Dangerous, Indiana Jones and the Emporer’s Tomb, Unreal Championship 2, and all of the original Xbox Splinter Cell games will be playable on the Xbox One with Xbox One X enhancements to the resolution. They are playable on-disc now and via digital distribution later in the week. A slew of game download packs are being added free of charge, which is pretty cool.

New 360 games will be Asura’s Wrath, Battlefield 2,, Enchanted Arms, Enslaved, Far Cry Classic, Far Cry instincts Predator, Infinite Undiscovery, King Kong, Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Skate, Star Ocean: The Last Hope, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Syndicate, Unreal Tournament III, and Too Human. Too Human will also be made free of charge soon. The Xbox One is one of the gold standards when it comes to backwards compatible gaming hardware – with only the PlayStation 3 being able to top it in terms of the sheer amount of games playable on a single device.