Microsoft’s monthly Inside Xbox live show is still ongoing, and the company has just announced a batch of new backward compatible games that are now enhanced for the Xbox One X. Ninja Gaiden II is becoming backward compatible today and will run better on Xbox One X, but Microsoft is also giving the same enhanced treatment to five existing backward compatible games, including three Tom Clancy’s games and two Fable games.
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Double agent, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Conviction, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist, and Fable 2 and Fable 3 are now Xbox One X enhanced. This means that these games will now run in 4K on the high-end console, and Microsoft and its team of Xbox engineers are improving the pixel count on these titles without doing changes to the game’s code. This is a great way to breathe new life into old-gen games, and the list of Xbox 360 titles enhanced for the Xbox One One X already includes several classics such as Fallout 3, Halo 3, Gears of Wars 2, or Final Fantasy XIII.
Microsoft regularly markets the Xbox One X as the best console to play games from the past, present and future, and Sony has apparently been paying attention. We got the first official details about the PlayStation 5 earlier today, and the next-gen console will be able to run all existing PlayStation 4 games thanks to its x86 architecture.