Backwards Compatibility Coming to Project Scarlett, Ending for Xbox One

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When Microsoft unveiled Project Scarlett on Sunday, many gamers took to the interwebs to ask… “What about backwards compatibility?”  In my eyes a bit premature but a great question nevertheless.  With that we come to the good news and to the bad news…

Ready for the good news?  Microsoft is bringing backwards compatibility to Project Scarlett which will bring thousands of games across four generations of consoles and setting that as the number one priority.  Awesome! 

Bad news?  …and setting that as the number one priority. After this week, Microsoft will not be releasing any new backwards compatible titles for the Xbox One after adding over 600 back catalog titles. So if you were waiting for your favorite game to one day come to Xbox One you may as well give up. 

To lessen the blow Microsoft announced the final eight Original Xbox games and final 15 Xbox 360 games that are coming to the backwards compatibility list. 

  • 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

And the final set of Xbox 360 games…

  • 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, Microsoft is releasing Too Human to everyone for free.  After 4 years since the announcement of Xbox One Backward Compatability at E3 2015 does this mean it’s the start of the end for the Xbox One?  Slowly support being redirected to the new console development.  

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