Morrowind and Other Xbox Classics Are Now Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Morrowind and Other Xbox Classics Are Now Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

More titles could be on the way.

Microsoft is gearing up to reveal some "big updates" at 3:30pm PT today where it's expected the company will reveal more Xbox games available for backwards compatibility. However, it seems that the updates may have already gone live for some games on the Xbox Marketplace as several original Xbox games, like The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, are now newly backwards compatible.

We expect Microsoft to make an official announcement for backwards compatible games later today, but the update may have already gone live for some titles. Thanks to WindowsCentral we know that a handful of games are already listed as backwards compatible including: The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, Destroy All Humans, MX Unleashed, and FUll Spectrum Warrior.

The OG Xbox

As previously noted, these leaks are similar to those during the first rollout of backward compatible titles, presumably a result of getting the games ready for the marketplace as soon as they're officially announced.

Still, there could be more games announced at the Microsoft update later today so it's still a good idea to tune-in. We'll definitely be checking it out. But even then Morrowind is a pretty big get for backwards compatibility, and no doubt fans are eager to return to the classic, 100-plus hour RPG.

Morrowind was most recently revisited in Elder Scrolls Online with last year's Morrowind expansion. However, ESO has recently moved away from the volcanic lands of Morrowind for the more temperate Summerset Isles, which we recently checked out.

Microsoft's backwards compatibility program has proven to be incredibly popular with gamers, especially with a strong lineup of games that includes Halo 3, The Witcher 2, and more. You can check out Microsoft's update announcement over at the Xbox website at 3pm.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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