Microsoft has officially announced the next 19 games to be re-released for Xbox One from the Original Xbox. In their Inside Xbox episode they talk about which games will be coming as well as the issues they had to resolve to bring them out.
Recent unofficial news have brought information into our hands regarding Microsoft's backwards compatibility programme. There were speculations of several classic titles being added to the Xbox Marketplace, but now we have an official list of games coming to Microsoft's current generation console.
A total of 19 titles have been announced for release on the Marketplace. The titles will be launched in two waves, the first wave happening on 17 April 2018, followed by a 26 April 2018 release for the second wave of games.
In the first instance, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Jade Empire, Breakdown, Hunter: The Reckoning, Conker: Live & Reloaded, Panzer Dragoon Orta, SSX 3 and Blinx: The Time Sweeper will be coming to Xbox One.
It's important to mention that all the games releasing in these two waves will have upgraded visuals as Microsoft stated the pixel count on the Xbox One standard systems will increase by four times, and the enhanced Xbox One X will feature an increased pixel count by 16 times.
The second wave will have games like Destroy All Humans!, Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory, Full Spectrum Warrior, Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction, MX Unleashed, Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II, Star Wars Battlefront, Star Wars Battlefront II, Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Star Wars Republic Commando and Star Wars Jedi Starfighter.
The plethora of Star Wars games in this second release is due to heavy demand by the players, since most consider that era of Star Wars video games to be the apex of the franchise. Other cult-classics like Destroy All Humans!, Jade Empire and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind are basically no-brainers for Microsoft, as they have a colossal audience following.
All the games releasing on Xbox One via backwards compatibility will be available for purchase on the Xbox Marketplace, or if players still possess the original discs they may simply insert them into the console and play them.