First 13 Original Xbox Games Announced for Xbox One Compatibility

Microsoft has revealed the first 13 backwards-compatible original Xbox games for Xbox One to IGN – several of which IGN got to play. These first 13 will be available tomorrow, October 24. All are enhanced with 1080p resolution, higher and/or smoother framerates, and faster loading times.

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spreadlove215d ago

The most amazing hack'n slash, the one and only Ninja Gaiden Black is listed. It has full support for widescreen and has improved sharpness and frame rate. If you haven't played Ninja Gaiden Black, you owe it to yourself to play this gem. It is still a masterpiece compared to what is out there today.

Don't hesitate, do it!!!

shinrock215d ago

That game hurt my feelings so so good🤗

sinjonezp215d ago

All I want is ESPN 2k5 in 1080p

gangsta_red215d ago

Saying Masterpiece isn't doing that game justice!

Seriously though, besides DMC 3, Ninja Gaiden Black is one of the best hack n slash games ever.

Fist4achin215d ago

That was like the dark souls at the time of Ninja games. Wait a minute, difficult games should probably be referred to as the Ninja gaiden of games instead of the dark souls of games bc NG came first...


It's been 12 years since I have broken a controller...

AnubisG215d ago

That game is amazing. Well worth getting.

optimus214d ago

i have the regular ninja gaiden which took me years to finish. (and i still never found all the hidden ninja gaiden games in it.) can someone remind me what the difference is with Black?

spreadlove214d ago

It's harder, adds DLC and lots more. Do it!

Christopher213d ago

Just FYI, full screen support does not mean the game is played in widescreen. Just means it has the black borders to the left and right while taking full advantage of the screen height without black borders on top or bottom.

Played some KotOR. Other than really sensitive stick controls, it played flawlessly and looked good.

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spreadlove215d ago


The difference is staggering, especially on Fusion Frenzy.

NoPeace_Walker215d ago (Edited 215d ago )

Those are some beastly differences. The ability to play all three generations of Xbox games on one console, all Enhanced.... is simply brilliant, unprecedented, and a big fan service.

Septic215d ago

How did they manage that?!

spreadlove215d ago

There is briefly more information here:

I'm trying to get that story approved, but only one person approved it. It's more information on the back story of BC. Major Nelson also provides more information (via Xbox wire):

LastCenturyRob215d ago

Wow, big difference! The OG version still looks pretty good though!

Obscure_Observer214d ago

Astonishing!!! Thanks Chris! ^ ^

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shaun mcwayne215d ago

I still have a few original xbox games laying around, kotor and the warriors are there for sure, need to dust them off. I think I have matrix the path of neo, but that could by for PS2. Wonder if we will get any of these game on the games with gold service. Would be a good way to get these games populated again.

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Marcello215d ago

Omg !! Black ! how can this be ?? Its EA, they aint this cool.

spreadlove215d ago

EA might not be, but MS is! XD

NoPeace_Walker215d ago

It is not upscale. It is native.
"OG Xbox games run at 4X resolution on Xbox One S, and 16X resolution on Xbox One X - that's native, NOT upscaled! "

DrumBeat215d ago

Looks like you angered some of the Sony crowd there. Four disagrees for truth. Sad.

optimus214d ago (Edited 214d ago )

@ Nopeace....i don't think whoever made that statement knows how or what native resolution is or works. 4k wasn't even a thing back then so those games can't possibly be "native" without some UPSCALING being done. that's just microsoft suits getting their wires crossed with how the xbox innards work and not being coached by the technical team before talking to the press...i'm sure once the XbX is released they will go back and explain this "native" thing on original xbox games in greater detail so as not to mislead the masses.

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