August 8, 2022
Microsoft adds 76 more original Xbox, Xbox 360 games to its Xbox backward compatibility program

Microsoft announced Monday that it is adding more than 70 games to its backward compatibility program. The announcement was made during the Xbox 20th anniversary event and it was mentioned that Xbox and Xbox 360 titles would be backward compatible on the new Xbox Series S/X console, as well as the Xbox One and Xbox One X. Backwards compatibility will be available for the entire Max Payne series, the FEAR series, the Skate series, and several Xbox Original titles such as Dead or Alive Ultimate, and Star Wars titles.

According to Announcement76 games are being added to Microsoft’s Xbox backward compatibility program. All original Xbox and Xbox 360 games will also support Auto HDR on the latest generation of Xbox consoles – the Xbox Series S/ Series X. Auto HDR will only work on supported displays. The latest consoles will also get the benefit of FPS boost and faster load times. FPS Boost and Auto HDR can be controlled for any title under the Manage Game section.

As for the increase in resolution, Microsoft mentions that the Xbox Series X and Xbox One X will render these games at 4x the original resolution, while the Xbox Series S will render them at 3x. The Xbox One S and Xbox One will render the game at twice the original resolution. 26 games that are already part of the Xbox Backward Compatibility Program will also get the FPS boost feature.

The 76 games added to the Xbox backward compatibility program became available to play starting Monday, November 15, provided players owned the game either physically or digitally. Microsoft also mentioned that most of the games are available for purchase through the Microsoft Store. The Redmond, Washington-based tech giant is listed All 76 games on Xbox Live’s Major Nelson Blog.

Microsoft has also mentioned that the addition of 76 games is the last update of the Xbox backward compatibility program.

“We (Microsoft) have reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog due to licensing, legal and technical constraints,” said compatibility program lead Peggy Low.

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