The game was first released in 2002 for PC and joined the Game Pass for PC catalogue back in June 2021. It was later published for Xbox by DreamCatcher Interactive in the following year, but it was never made Backwards Compatible for any of the newer consoles.
DreamCatcher would later go into administration in 2011 before all its assets were acquired by Nordic Games, which is now known as Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic.
THQ Nordic, as we know, is one of the biggest supporters of OG Xbox backards compatibility: seven games published by the company are part of the program, including the original Destroy All Humans, MX Unleashed and Red Faction II.
I think it would be great if MS will announce during the anniversary event that all XGS/Bethesda games “lost” within OG&360 consoles are now BC. I researched a bit and that’s are the missing games from each studio:
343i: Halo 1 and Halo 2, OG Xbox games are timeless gems which anyone should play, even outside MCC.
Double Fine: EDIT nothing outside Kinect stuff which is dead.
inXile: Hunted the Demon Forge, published by Bethesda and Choplifter HD, published by Konami
Ninja Theory: Kung Fu Chaos, published by MS
Obsidian: Alpha Protocol, published by SEGA
Turn10: FM1-4, they could do it like FH1, make it BC, but only available through physical for obvious license issues.
Arkane: Arx Fatalis (self-published on pc, published by DreamCatcher on Xbox. That company disappeared, but its rights went to Embracer) and Dark Messiah, published by Ubisoft.
id Software: Quake 2, 3, 4 and Wars, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Wolfenstein 2009. Some titles here are missing also on pc because of issues with Activision (Wolf 2009 and Quake Wars), so that could be the catch.
Roundhouse (ex Human Head): Dead Man’s Hand (an OG game published by Atari)