Microsoft Shuts Down ‘Xbox One’ Backward Compatibility Program


The Xbox Backward Compatibility program first came to life back in 2015 as an attempt to bring older games from the Original Xbox and Xbox 360 to the newer Xbox One consoles.

Now, after 4 years and rejuvenating over 600 game titles, Microsoft is finally pulling the plug on the program. At E3 2019, the company has already announced a next-gen 8K-compatible Xbox called Project Scarlett.

Microsoft’s future plans include making thousands of games from the existing four generations of Xbox compatible with Project Scarlett.

Moving along those lines, the company has no plans to bring more Xbox and Xbox 360 titles to Xbox One. Instead, it’ll now focus on making the Xbox One games backward compatible with Project Scarlett.

With that said, Microsoft has announced the final collection of old classics and fan favorites it has in its store.

  • 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

The games can deliver up to 4x pixel count on the Xbox One and One S, and up to 16x on Xbox One X to get 4UHD resolution. You can find the complete list in their blog post.

Talking about Project Scarlett, it is going to be released sometime in 2020. Microsoft is expected to bring a premium as well as an entry-level model.

The top-end console will be able to provide up to 4-times better performance than the Xbox One X. It is going to be powered by Microsoft’s new custom-designed hardware including a 3rd Gen Rzyen CPU and Radeon GPU based on the new RDNA design.

Also Read: Top 15 Microsoft Xbox E3 2019 New Games: List of All Titles Unveiled
Aditya Tiwari

Aditya Tiwari

Aditya likes to cover topics related to Microsoft, Windows 10, Apple Watch, and interesting gadgets. But when he is not working, you can find him binge-watching random videos on YouTube (after he has wasted an hour on Netflix trying to find a good show). Reach out at [email protected]
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