Microsoft’s backward compatibility program has been one of the qualities making the Xbox One standout (Sony has their rental program, but has no backward compatibility when it comes to game ownership). Microsoft has apparently noticed this, because during their E3 conference, today, they announced that they will be expanding this program to include original Xbox games.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, also announced one specific game that will be included, Crimson Skies. He didn’t announce any other games nor an expected release date for either Crimson Skies or the addition of any other games.
Based on how the program has worked up to now, the games will probably be released one or two at a time over a long period of time. And with the announcement of the Xbox One X releasing later this year, it appears that Microsoft will have plenty of time to implement this addition.
Microsoft E3 Press Conference