Saturday, November 12, 2005

Official List of Backwards Compatible Xbox Games

Microsoft has finally unveiled the first wave of Xbox titles that will be backwards compatible with the Xbox 360, and you can find that list along with a Q&A (which talks about downloadable content) right here.

There are over 200 titles on the list, with notable mentions of Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II - The Sith Lords, and Jade Empire.

I'm very surprised that Doom 3 is not on this list, and I really hope that it'll be on the next wave, perhaps with some higher res textures and character models, hint, hint, wink, wink, nudge, nudge. I'd also like to see Star Wars: Republic Commando get the nod as well.

For Halo 2, Bungie has mentioned that because of the superior hardware in the Xbox 360, the texture pop-in that happens mostly during the game's cinematics will be slightly improved, which is good news.

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