Microsoft first introduced the backward compatibility feature on the Xbox One in 2015, so gamers could enjoy games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 on their Xbox One. The backward compatible games catalog was gradually growing with new games added regularly. In 2018, the Xbox One has reached 500 backward compatible games .
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However, Microsoft ended this program in June 2019. Since then, Xbox and Xbox 360 games that were not already backward compatible are unplayable on the Xbox One. They are also on the Xbox Seriess X / S including the shortage will last until 2022 according to Phil Spencer .
New Xbox and Xbox 360 games have been tested for backward compatibility
Earlier this year, insider Nick Baker, aka “@Shpeshal_Nick”, claimed that the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program was not completely abandoned. He just updated this statement. According to Nick Baker, "It looks like some games have been datamined, but sometimes OG and 360 games are tested for backward compatibility, but not chosen.
In order not to risk disappointing fans, Nick Baker preferred not to reveal the list of Xbox and Xbox 360 games that were tested for backward compatibility. He said, however, that there is activity on the Microsoft side. According toese, you can probably expect an announcement in November.
Gamers can't wait to bring the greatest Xbox and Xbox 360 classics to life on their Xbox One or Xbox Series X / S. Among the titles most anticipated by the community, we find Jet Set Radio Future, Max Payne 3 , Binary Domain, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe, F.E.A.R. and Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. At this time, Microsoft has not yet confirmed anything . Even though Nick Baker has an excellent reputation, it is best to take this news with a grain of salt while waiting for a possible announcement next month.
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