Some of the names that you may see when the Xbox One flips the switch on backward compatibility to the original Xbox include Dead to Rights, King of Fighters: Neowave and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.
That’s according to users seeing listings for the games in the marketplace on their Xbox One and in Xbox One communities. Leaks of Xbox 360 backward compatible titles were seen in the same places in 2015 as the Xbox One approached that feature’s debut. And yes, Crimson Skies — the often-namechecked favorite of Xbox boss Phil Spencer — is in one of the images.
Spencer announced at E3 2017 that backward compatibility to the original Xbox would be coming to the console soon. The Xbox One X launches in November, and when Xbox One was made backward compatible to select Xbox 360 games beginning in 2015, that also happened in November of that year. It’s console video gaming’s biggest month, after all.
The image posted tweeted above also lists crowd pleases like Ninja Gaiden Black, Psychonauts, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Bloodrayne and Sid Meier’s Pirates! Pirates! originally launched on Xbox in 2004 and was one of the first games compatible with the Xbox 360 when it launched a year later. That was a messy process for disc games, however, and it later reappeared in the Xbox 360’s marketplace
Reddit user Krvavi_Abadas notes that the pages on which these games appear are unfinished and their interaction with the rest of the Xbox One ecosystem either goes nowhere or delivers a glitch.
In any event, like the Xbox 360 back-compat rollout, we’re not seeing wishlist-type rumors here — no Morrowind, for example. KOTOR makes sense as BioWare is now owned by EA and, well, it’s gonna be nonstop Star Wars from November to the end of the year. Of course, KOTOR has long been playable on PC.