Hey, Microsoft! What happened to XBox 360 backwards compatibility?

Christmas is coming and thoughts turn to games. A year after the release of XBox 360, can you retire the old black XBox and play your XBox games on the new console? Unlikely. Here’s the list of compatible games, which looks impressive, until you consider that only around half of the games released for XBox are covered. In other words, the list of games NOT compatible is just as long. Notable ones include:

  • Blinx and Blinx 2
  • Burnout and Burnout 2
  • Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball
  • Disney’s Extreme Skate Adventure
  • FIFA Soccer 2005
  • Galleon
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Midtown Madness 3
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee
  • Outrun 2
  • Panzer Dragoon ORTA
  • Pirates
  • Rallisport Challenge 2
  • Rayman 3
  • Rollercoaster Tycoon
  • SSX Tricky
  • The Chronicles of Riddick
  • The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind
  • Top Spin
  • Wallace and Gromit
  • Worms 3D

 I realize that any backward compatibility on the 360 is a technical miracle; but even so, this is disappointing on the year-old 360 and raises doubts that these games will ever be supported.

 

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