As of October 24, a total of thirteen games released for the original Xbox will be playable on the Xbox One. This goes through the backward compatibility program, which Microsoft announced in June.
Gaming website IGN reports that Microsoft has revealed the first thirteen original Xbox titles that will be available on Xbox One starting October 24. These include games such as Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, Fuzion Frenzy, and Red Faction II. It is unclear if and when more original Xbox games will be available through the backward compatibility program.
The official Microsoft page does not yet mention the start of the program, but a number of the thirteen original Xbox titles have already appeared on the Xbox marketplace as ‘game on demand’. The titles Red Faction 2, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time can be seen there, among others.
IGN has already been able to play some of the thirteen original Xbox games announced on the Xbox One. All of these games can be played in 1080p resolution and have higher frame rates and faster loading times. On the original Xbox, these games mostly had a 480p resolution. Most games still have their original 4:3 aspect ratio, but Ninja Gaiden Black game does have support for a 16:9 aspect ratio.
It is possible to use the original game discs and the digital licenses are transferable. In addition, there is the possibility to use system link with consoles of all three Xbox generations. In this way, different consoles can be linked together and the same game can be played on different systems.