Xbox One users who are eagerly waiting for more Original (OG) Xbox games via the backward compatibility program can certainly expect for more games coming their way. The problem, however, is that they may not be as many as expected.
Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirmed that more OG Xbox games are scheduled to make their way into the Xbox One. Spencer mentioned, however, that moving OG games into Microsoft's current flagship console is not as easy as people may think.
Posting on his Twitter account, Spencer gave a brief lowdown on the matter. "There are a number of OG games in BC pipeline, they won't drop as often as the 360 games but team is working to validate and get permissions. More complicated with some just due to the age of the rights etc," Spencer posted.
A Gamespot report also noted that Microsoft had already said the past that the list of OG Xbox games to be included in the backward compatibility library will not be as extensive as that of the Xbox 360 list. Moreover, their releases will likewise be less frequent compared to their Xbox 360 counterparts. To date, there are a total of 13 OG Xbox Games in the backward compatibility catalog led by some the classics like "Psychonauts" and "Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic."
In addition, Comicobook.com noted that the company added a number of OG Xbox games, which included "Crimson Skies: High Road To Revenge," "Grabbed By the Ghoulies," and "Ninja Gaiden Black," to name a few.
As for the possible titles that could be in the pipeline, the report said that Microsoft may have a better fighting chance of getting games like "Burnout 3: Takedown" and "Jet Set Radio Future" on board. The reason is that the company can work with the publishers to revive the game for the backward compatibility program.
With Spencer's confirmation, it will be interesting to see which among the OG titles Microsoft will release later this year.