The Series X & Backwards Compatibility

To start off, here is what we know:

  1. The Same BC team who did the stellar job on the Xbox One are working on the Series X BC

  2. All BC titles will make full use of the SX

  3. Curated games will get enhancements (better resolution, HDR etc.)

  4. Some titles will even get a frame rate boost (this is dope)

  5. EVERY BC game & EVERY One game will be playable right off the bat (this is beyond insane)

Here is what we do not know:

Will more BC games be add to the List?

This is where the discussion comes in. If more titles are added to the list, which do you want to see? Here’s my list:


Jet Set Radio Future

Sega GT 2002

Max Payne 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4

The 3D Mortal Kombats + Shaolin Monks

Street Fighter Anniversary Collection (the only way to play Hyper Street Fighter II in the US)

The Matrix: Path of Neo

Crazy Taxi 3

Batman Begins

Star Wars Episode III Revenge of the Sith

Turok Evolution


Max Payne 3

Naruto: Rise of a Ninja+Broken Bond



Street Fighter x Tekken

Superman Returns


There’s soooo many games I’d love to see enhanced:

Xbox One:

  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Watch Dogs 2
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
  • Batman: Arkham Collection
  • Outer Wilds
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
  • Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Halo: MCC (120FPS)

Xbox 360:

  • Dead Space Trilogy
  • Lost Odyssey
  • Blue Dragon
  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Mass Effect Trilogy (probably won’t see these with the remaster on the way)
  • Dragon Age 1 & 2
  • Max Payne 3 (plleeeeaasseee)
  • F.E.A.R.
  • Beyond Good & Evil
  • Alan Wake
  • Crackdown 2
  • Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Condemned: Criminal Origins
  • Condemned 2

OG Xbox:

  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Project Gotham Racing
  • Max Payne
  • Max Payne 2
  • Burnout 3

etc… etc… Hope see can see at least a few of these get the enhanced treatment! Interested to see how they approach enhanced BC for Xbox One games.


God i would really love a Ryse son of Rome series X patch :fire:


Original Xbox games that I want!

Bloody Roar: Primal Fury Burnout 1, 2, 3 Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller Dead or Alive 3 Dead or Alive Ultimate Grand Theft Auto III Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Mortal Kombat: Armageddon Mortal Kombat: Deadly Alliance Mortal Kombat: Deception NFL 2K2 Rallisport Challenge Red Dead Revolver The Simpsons: Hit & Run Super Monkey Ball Deluxe Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2003 TimeSplitters 2 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4 Tony Hawk’s Project 8 Tony Hawk’s Underground Tony Hawk’s Underground 2



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I can’t believe I forgot about Crazy Taxi 3 & Pro Skater 4… Time to do a few edits.

Burnout 3 for sure

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Alien Isolation in 4K is a must

Forza Horizon 2

FM5, 6

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Would be awesome if my copy of Blue Dragon loaded up instantly when transitioning to fights. Also interested in seeing the patch for Gears 5, and how Jedi Fallen Order plays in performance mode


Yeah, let’s hope the BC program resumes after console launch! Here’s what I hope to get (hopefully @XboxP3 and team pay attention). I’m not going to include Xbox One games, 'cause I think (and hope) they’ll all be BC in a short time:

Xbox 360

  • 50 Cent: Blood on the Sand
  • Binary Domain
  • Dragon Ball Z Budokai HD Collection
  • EA Sports MMA
  • FIFA Street 3
  • Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2
  • Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
  • James Bond 007: Blood Stone
  • Max Payne 3
  • Medal of Honor (2010)
  • Mortal Kombat
  • NBA Street Homecourt
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)
  • Ninja Blade
  • Remember Me
  • Robert Ludlum’s The Bourne Conspiracy
  • Splatterhouse
  • Stranglehold
  • The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • The Club
  • The Last Remnant
  • The Saboteur
  • UFC 2009 Undisputed
  • Wanted: Weapons of Fate
  • Wheelman
  • Wrestle Kingdom
  • WWE 2K14
  • WWE Legends of WrestleMania
  • X-Men Origins: Wolverine


  • 007: Nightfire
  • Amped 2
  • Blood Wake
  • Brute Force
  • Counter-Strike
  • Def Jam: Fight for NY
  • Fahrenheit: Indigo Prophecy
  • Forza Motorsport
  • GTA: Vice City
  • Jet Set Radio Future
  • Manhunt
  • Max Payne
  • Otogi: Myth of Demons
  • Otogi 2: Immortal Warriors
  • Quantum Redshift
  • Red Dead Revolver
  • Rocky Legends
  • Scarface: The World is Yours
  • Shenmue II
  • Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
  • SSX Tricky
  • Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus
  • Tenchu: Return from Darkness
  • TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
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Alpha Protocol Resonance of Fate Agarest War Magna Carta 2 Mushahime-sama Futari Forza 4 (Highly improbable, I know…)

OG Xbox

JSRF Shenmue 2

I really wish these were BC…

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Just to let both of you know, Shenmue II is already available on Xbox One. So the chances of the Xbox version being made BC is quite slim.

Ryse enhanced can go head to head in terms of graphics with almost every next gen game. It is time for games like Ryse and Sunset Overdrive to be enhanced.

God damn! Thats a good one. 4K/60FPS locked with HDR


Ah right, thanks, forgot about it.

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Now we talking!! …


Would love some spiderman games backwards compatible but sadly won’t happen probably :confused:

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It was before its time on consoles…it looked liked that on the original xbox one…i can remember playing it. And thinking what the fuck …it blew me away…dontget me wrong …it was nothing revolutionary but damn what a game

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I’m excited as hell for BC but to temper expectations, I don’t think all BC games will be enhanced. The quote below from the latest Xbox Wire article specifically says its a curated list, so similar to the Xbox One X Enhanced BC titles.

Our back compat team continues to develop new innovations that can be applied to a curated list of titles that will enhance them even further than was possible when they were originally created. These optimizations include the ability to render titles with increased resolutions up to 4K, delivering new HDR reconstruction techniques to games that were developed years before HDR came into existence, applying anisotropic filtering to improve image quality, and creating ways to increase or double the frame rate of certain titles.

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I’ll edit that. Thanks :+1:.

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