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19 new Original Xbox games will join Backward Compatibility in April

The Xbox team has just kicked off the second Inside Xbox livestream with some exciting backward compatibility news. Next month, 19 new OG Xbox games will join the Backward Compatibility list including The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, Bioware’s Jade Empire and several classic Star Wars games.

A first wave of eight games will become available on April 17, followed by 11 other games on April 26. Here are all the full details below:

New Original Xbox Games available April 17:

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

New OG Xbox Games available April 26:

  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
  • Star Wars: Republic Commando

The nice thing about backward compatibility is that all these original Xbox games look better on the Xbox One family of consoles, with increased pixel count by up to 4x on the Xbox One S and up to 16x on the Xbox One X. Microsoft often says that the Xbox One X is the best console to play the games from the past, present and future, and there is definitely some truth to that. The second Inside Xbox livestream is still ongoing and you can follow it on Mixer and YouTube.

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Are you excited about these latest additions?