Microsoft is expanding Xbox One’s backward compatibility program to the first Xbox, it said today at its E3 media briefing. Original Xbox games will begin appearing on the platform later this year.
“OG games will look better and play better across the Xbox One family,” said head of Xbox Phil Spencer. For the time being, he called out one single game that will be part of the Xbox library on Xbox One: Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge, the fan-favorite aerial dogfight game developed by FASA and released on Xbox in 2003.
The announcement garnered the biggest ovation of the show. Over half of all Xbox One owners have played a backward compatible title so far, Spencer said.
UPDATE: Here’s a little more information from Microsoft: