During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, it was officially announced original Xbox games would be coming to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program, and now more information is pointing to Xbox’s new subscription service possibly receiving the titles.
In an interview with IGN, Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, provided additional details on the new backwards compatible games and how they will be available to players. “We can support the discs, which was actually a technical achievement for the team. I didn’t think we were going to get there,” Spencer said. “But I also know a lot of people can’t find those discs anymore, so we will definitely make sure they are available digitally for people.”
While no details on pricing were shared, Spencer did tease Xbox Game Pass, the platform’s new subscription service, “could be a great place to put these games.” Apart from the already confirmed backwards compatible Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the additional list of old-school Xbox games that players will be able to return to are not yet known. Spencer did also confirm Microsoft can’t control third-party game prices.
While the company revealed several upcoming new and returning titles during its E3 conference, the headliner was the next Xbox console, Xbox One X. Previously known as Project Scorpio, the powerhouse system packs impressive and powerful internals into the smallest Xbox console to date. Eager fans can throw down $499 for the system on November 7th, 2017.
Related Forum: Xbox Forum