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Jun 14, 2006

Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Update Released

Following comments made by Microsoft VP Peter Moore reinforcing the company's support for Xbox 360 backwards compatibility, staffer Larry 'Major Nelson' Hryb has revealed a new list of Xbox 360-compatible Xbox games activated today.

In total, 21 original Xbox titles were added to the list of backwards compatible titles, bringing the list to 227 games. Of these, notable additions included Activision's Doom 3, LucasArts' Star Wars Battlefront and Eidos' Lego Star Wars. Other additions included 4X4 Evolution 2, Amped 2, Bad Boys 2, Big Mutha Truckers, and Dreamfall: The Longest Journey.

Further additions included Fatal Frame, FlatOut, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, Intellivision Lives, Magatama, Minority Report, and MLB Slugfest 2004. Finally, the remaining titles added in this latest update include Punisher, Rallisport Challenge, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Spawn: Armageddon, Spider-Man, State of Emergency, and Zapper.

Additionally, the update also included a handful of Japanese-only titles such as Bistro Cupid 1, Flight Academy, Othello Seminar, Igo Seminar, Shogi Seminar, and Mahjong Seminar.

While the update is available over Xbox Live, Microsoft has also released it for download over Xbox.com for those users who do not have access to the online service.

SOURCE: www.gamasutra.com


Sickr said...

It was of course a bad decision for Peter Moore to announce a few weeks back that backwards compatability isn't important anymore.

The truth is, it is, and I would imagine he wished he never said those words.
There of course still many stellar titles left to be made compatible with the Xbox 360, and if Microsoft wants to win this next generation battle then it needs to do everything in its power to entice its original Xbox purchasers to invest in an Xbox 360 and not a PS3 or a Wii...

Faith said...

I've been considering buying an X-box 360 as to make the leap into next generation consoles, but I'm not that sure yet, because a few of my games are still not backwards compatible with the new system. I could live with these games, but I would prefer not too. X-box needs to step up the work on making every title backwards compatible before PS3's launch.