Microsoft has announced at E3 today that they are expanding their backwards compatibility program so as to include original Xbox‘s games. Microsoft has introduced backwards compatibility program when they launched Xbox one for allowing the play ability of Xbox 360 games on Xbox one. Microsoft has already made about 400 Xbox 360 games backwards compatible on the Xbox One.
Your original Xbox discs will work. Digital licenses will carry over. AND you can system-link play across all three generations.
— Albert Penello (@albertpenello) June 12, 2017
The games that will be made available for backward compatibility will perform exactly the same as they look and play on the original Xbox. Sony also has a limited support for their PlayStation 2 games on PS4 program which allows games to run in native HD. Xbox One’s backwards compatibility for the original Xbox games is expected to start rolling out later this year.
Today at E3, where Microsoft also announced their next iteration of gaming consoles which was earlier called as Project Scorpio now officially announced as the Xbox One X. It also has 12 GB of GDDR5 RAM of which 9 GB can be used by developers for their games. Microsoft will be using a custom GPU engine for Xbox One X which runs at 1172MHz. Xbox One X will cost $499, £449, 499 euro, 599 Canadian dollars, and 649 Australian dollars around the world and will be available from 7th November 2017.