Last year during E3, Microsoft announced backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games so they’d work with the Xbox One console. This year during the very same conference, the company has announced the same feature, but for games that worked with the original Xbox.

In a nutshell, Microsoft is bringing backward compatibility to classic Xbox games so they’ll work on the Xbox One, One S, and the new One X. The company says they’ll be given speed and performance enhancements thanks to the updated hardware they’ll be running on. The first title to be supported by the initiative is Crimson Skies, with other titles to come down the line.

This feature will arrive later this year for Xbox One users. Microsoft will likely preview backward compatibility for Xbox games with Insiders before it’s release. We’ll let you know if this comes to pass.

For more of Microsoft’s announcements at E3, head over to our official tag.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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