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Microsoft Continues Back-Compat Support

Microsoft Continues Back-Compat Support
Published by wes213 on Saturday, December 01, 2007
Tagged: Gaming, Live Arcade, Live Marketplace, Xbox 360,
Despite the recent announcement of upcoming downloadable original Xbox games for Xbox 360, Microsoft has released another free backward-compatibility update for its console.

On December 4, Microsoft will begin charging $15 a pop for original Xbox game downloads such as Crimson Skies, Halo, Fable and Burnout 3 as part of its upcoming Xbox Live Originals offerings. But apparently the firm isnít letting the opportunity to make more cash on old games get in the way of continuing to provide free back-compat support.

Xbox Live figurehead Larry Hryb said in his blog that over 80 games would be added to the list of backward-compatible Xbox games, including Baldurís Gate: Dark Alliance, Breakdown, Freedom Fighters, Future Tactics: The Uprising, High Heat MLB 2004, Playboy: The Mansion, Thrillville and The Bardís Tale.

The compatibility update is available for free over Xbox Live.

Following the recent announcement of Xbox Originals, Next-Gen contacted a Microsoft rep to find out if the company would continue back-compat support, but the rep was unable to dig up an official comment. For now back-compat updates appear to be ongoing, although the timing of the next update is unknown.

The full list of newly compatible games is below:

  • 2006 Fifa World Cup Germany
  • 25 to Life
  • AMF Bowling 2004
  • Apex
  • Arena Football
  • Armed and Dangerous

    Read more for the full list.

    News-Source: Next-Gen

  • Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance
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  • Bionicle
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  • Rugby 2006
  • Shattered Union
  • Shrek Super Party
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Starsky & Hutch
  • Syberia II
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  • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
  • Test Drive
  • The Bard's Tale
  • The Chronicles of Narnia The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
  • The Guy Game
  • The Lord Of The Rings: The Third Age
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  • Thrillville
  • Tom and Jerry in War of the Whiskers
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  • Van Helsing
  • WarPath
  • Worms 3D
  • Zathura
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