A bumper birthday party!
Xbox is celebrating 20 years!
As most of the Xbox gamers, or gamers in general know, Microsoft had put the Xbox backward compatibility program on the pipeline two years ago, but its finally returning. As the console celebrates its 20th birthday, Microsoft has added 76 new games in its backward compatibility library as of 15th November. The games include the entire Max Payne series, Skate 2, Dead or Alive Ultimate, the F.E.A.R. franchise, and many others.
And thanks to that…
Every game that appeared on the original Xbox or 360 consoles will now support Auto HDR on Xbox Series X/S, with many original games having a resolution increase as well. Original Xbox games will get a 4x resolution increase for Series X, a 3x increase for Series S, and a 2x increase on Xbox One s and One.
Peggy Lo, compatibility program head says that they had constantly received requests from fans for specific title enhancements, and this pushed the compatibility team to team up with the original creators and get hold of thousands of games from the last four generations.
Out of the 70 titles, 11 will also be getting an FPS Boost for up to 60fps. 26 games will also be getting FPS Boosts, but the rates are unknown.
The last favour
Microsoft had said earlier that they had “no plans” to add games from past consoles onto the new ones, but then added the 70 titles. However Peggy Lo explained that this will really be the first and last time they will be able to do it due to licensing, legal and technical constraints.
However, games like Ridge Racer 6 and TimeSplitters 2 were included, so fans really cannot demand more for the time being.