Xbox Original Backward Compatibility – Still Coming

At E3 one of the things that people (including me!) were really excited about was the fact that Phil Spencer said that they not only would continue working on making more Xbox 360 titles backs compat, but that they were also working on another project for Xbox Original Backward Compatibility.

I knew I kept all those old games for a reason!

Since E3, we haven’t really heard anything more about this though. So is it still in the works? When can we expect it to happen?

According to Phil Spencer, they are still working on this project, and he expects that the Xbox original backward compatibility project will be coming in 2017. WOW. This is what Phil recently said about the Xbox original backward compatibility project:

“We’re close, we’re really close,” Spencer said when asked for the status of Xbox backwards compatibility. “I have a little dashboard I go to and I can see all the games [and] where they are in getting approvals in the pipeline. I know the games that are coming for the original Xbox but I don’t think we’ve announced them all. We have to do this in partnership with partners, but we’re still on track. I feel really good. The games look great.”

He is absolutely certain that the Xbox original backward compatibility project will be completed before the year is over.

At E3 of course, one of the games in the Xbox original backward compatibility project he mentioned that had a lot of people in the crowd cheering about was Crimson Skies, along with Fuzion Frenzy. He had also said that they have other games added to the collection of Xbox original backward compatibility games, but that these are the only 2 they decided to tease for now. he had also said that while the Xbox 360 backward compat list is pretty huge, the Xbox original backward compatibility is going to be much smaller.

I wonder how much smaller? I hope they at least make some of the old Clancy games backward compat. THAT is what I am really looking forward to hearing about.