The Original Star Wars Battlefront 2 Heads Up a Ton of New Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

The Original Star Wars Battlefront 2 Heads Up a Ton of New Xbox Backwards Compatible Games

Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and a whole bunch of Star Wars games.

Xbox made some big announcements today for backwards compatibility during its Inside Xbox video update. A new slate of games will soon be available on the Xbox One including Panzer Drargoon Orta and the original Star Wars Battlefront games.

Today's Inside Xbox announcements leaked the fact that games like Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind would become backwards compatible with the Xbox One, but the full slate of games is much more interesting than what the leaks suggested.

Jade Empire

It seems Xbox will be releasing two waves of original Xbox games, once on April 17 and again on April 26. Both waves of original Xbox releases include some pretty interesting choices, though the wave of releases on April 26 seems to be heavily focused on Star Wars games. You can see the full list below.

Original Xbox games releasing on April 17:

  • Blinx The Time Sweeper
  • Breakdown
  • Conker: Live & Reloaded
  • The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind
  • Hunter: The Reckoning
  • Jade Empire
  • Panzer Dragoon Orta
  • SSX 3

Original Xbox games releasing on April 26:

  • Destroy All Humans!
  • Full Spectrum Warrior
  • Mercenaries: Playground of Destruction
  • MX Unleashed
  • Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory (Europe only)
  • Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Star Wars: Battlefront 2
  • Star Wars Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
  • Star Wars: Jedi Starfighter
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords
  • Stars Wars: Republic Commando

These games join the list of Xbox 360 games that were also announced for Xbox One X enhancements, most notably Red Dead Redemption and Portal 2. All-in-all it's a pretty good lineup of classic games coming to the Xbox One this month.

Unfortunately it seems that original Xbox games will not be available for online multiplayer so games like Star Wars Battlefront 2 won't be available for online play. That's a bummer for anyone hoping to replace the more recent Star Wars Battlefront 2 with the classic flavor.

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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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