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Dont’ Get Too Excited About OG Xbox Backwards Compatibility

One of the more interesting announcements to come out of this year’s E3 was that OG Xbox games were going to be added to the ever-growing list of backwards compatible games available on Xbox One.

We had dreams of going back into Tony Hawk’s Underground, 007: Everything or Nothing, and many more greats from back in the day. It’s probably best to temper expectations, though, as Phil Spencer has since shed a little more light on what OG Xbox games will and won’t be made backwards compatible.

Speaking with Gamespot, Spencer said that the library “won’t be as big as Xbox 360” due to the technical challenges posed by bringing these old game forward to the latest generation, as well as attaining the rights to some games is just too difficult to do.

So what can we expect? We already know that Crimson Skies and Fusion Frenzy will be made available, so we can assume that most, if not all, first-party games will be added to the service. However, we shouldn’t expect to see many third-party games get added, such as Star Wars Battlefront and Battlefront 2.

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