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Microsoft’s Xbox unveils backward compatibility program with 76 new games for its 20th anniversary


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Microsoft’s Xbox unveils backward compatibility program with 76 new games for its 20th anniversary

Microsoft put its Xbox backward compatibility program on hold two years ago. However, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xbox, Microsoft is now adding 76 new games to the backward compatibility library today. The list of games added to the backwards compatibility library is surprisingly long, including the entire ‘Max Payne’ series, ‘Skate 2’, ‘Star Wars Jedi Knight II’, and ‘Dead or Alive Ultimate.’

Compatibility program lead at Xbox, Peggy Lo, explained that this new addition of 70+ titles to the backwards compatibility program was only feasible through the feedback and passion from the Xbox community. Ms. Lo also added that the Xbox community’s constant requests for specific titles and enhancements encouraged the backwards compatibility team at Microsoft to partner with the original creators to preserve thousands of games from over four generations of Xbox.

Every original Xbox or Xbox 360 game added to the backwards compatibility program will support Auto HDR on Xbox Series X/S consoles. The original Xbox games will also include a resolution increase. Xbox One X and Xbox Series X owners will observe a 4x resolution increase on original Xbox games, with a 3x bump on the Xbox Series S, and a 2x increase on Xbox One and Xbox One S consoles.

11 of the titles added as part of the backwards compatibility program will also enable the FPS boost feature. FPS Boost is also arriving on 26 existing backward compatible games, including the ‘Gears of War’ franchise, ‘Fallout 3’, and ‘Fallout: New Vegas.’


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