The Xbox Backward Compatibility Program is Coming to an End

A new batch of games from the Xbox and Xbox 360 era are coming to the Xbox One, and after that, ‘poof’ — there will be no more.

The final batch is pretty good, so the program is ending on a high note.

The Xbox Backwards Compatibility Program was quite the endeavor and garnered a tremendous amount of goodwill from core gamers at a time when the PS4 was (and still is) kicking the Xbox One’s figurative ass.

All in, 600 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games were ported to the Xbox One. One would imagine that Microsoft has something similar planned for the Xbox Scarlett, but who knows.

Below is the full and final list of the last batch of games.

Xbox

  • 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

Xbox 360:

  • 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

Plenty of Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games Are Coming Down the Pike

Microsoft has some goodies planned for April that includes new backwards compatible titles as well as enhancements to existing games for the Xbox One X.

First off, if you need a Red Dead fix prior to the Red Dead Redemption 2 launch in October, you are in luck. Microsoft will be releasing a visual upgrade to the original Red Dead Redemption on April 17. This certainly is welcome surprise.

Microsoft will also be giving a bit of a face lift to some fan favorites as well, including DarksidersGears of War 2Portal 2Sonic Generations, and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed. And if that wasn’t enough, eight new original old school Xbox games including The Elder Scrolls III: MorrowindJade EmpirePanzer Dragoon Orta and SSX 3 will be added to the backwards compatibility list.

Finally, on April 26th, old school Star Wars games take center stage, as eleven titles will be added to the backwards compatible list, including the original Battlefront titles, Jedi AcademyJedi StarfighterKnights of the Old Republic II and Republic Commando.

If Microsoft has done one thing right with the Xbox One, supporting backwards compatibility with a constant flow of worthwhile games is one of them.