Jade Empire, Morrowind, Star Wars: Battlefront, and more Original Xbox games added to backwards compatibility list on Xbox One

Microsoft has confirmed 19 more Original Xbox games for its backwards compatibility nostalgia party, including some vintage-classic RPGs and – omg! – SSX 3, arriving fashionably late this month on Xbox One.

The guest list features two lots of games, the first coming on 17 April:

  • Blinx: The Time Sweeper
  • Breakdown
  • Conker: Live & Reloaded
  • The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Jade Empire
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • SSX 3

And then, on 26 April:

  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Star Wars Battlefront II
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars Republic Commando

If you own an original, uh, Original Xbox game disc, you’ll be able to use that, or you can buy a digital copy of the game from the Xbox Store. Up to now, the catalogue of Original Xbox games on the local Xbox Store has been limited for some reason, and the announcement mentions that “regional availability may vary”, so those of you using South African Xbox accounts might not have access to everything. This problem is resolved by swapping to a different region, but that has its own restrictions because obviously, and it’s the future now and isn’t it time the space lizard global economy became an actual, real “global” thing.

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