How to Play Original Xbox Games on the Xbox One

In this video today, I'm going to show you how you can play an original Xbox game on the Xbox One. The Xbox One is backward compatible with not only Xbox 360 games but also the original Xbox as well. So, just because this is backward compatible, it doesn't mean you can put any Xbox game into it and for it to work. So what you do is when you put the disc in, it unlocks the data on your hard drive so you can play it. So you have to wait until Xbox say that you can play certain games. So it's going to take quite a while before you have a substantial library of Xbox games on the Xbox One. Realistically they're going to be concentrating more on the 360 games. So I don't think you're ever going to see a huge amount of games bearing in mind there are roughly about a thousand games on the Xbox, so you'd be lucky if we get 10 % of them.


So a few questions. First of all, do you need gold to do this? No, you do not need Xbox gold. Does it support widescreen? Well, that will depend on the actual original Xbox game. So if we were to have a look, Ninja Gaiden black will support widescreen because it was programmed into it. But the crimson skies high road to revenge will not. That will be a 4:3 aspect ratio. So when you're looking at your widescreen TV, you're going to have a black border down the left and right-hand side of the picture. Does Xbox Live work? Well, no because remember, these games now are very old and the servers would have been shut down a long time ago. Will DLCs work? No, currently at the moment DLCs will not work on the original Xbox games. Will system link work on them? Yes, it will if the original game supports it. So if we have a look at Prince of Persia, the system link is not supported because it says x equals feature supported by the game. But if the original game supports it, then yes, you can connect up your Xbox to other X boxes and play local multiplayer. Is the resolution better? Well, yes, it is because a game like Prince of Persia is going to be 480p. Yet when you put on the Xbox One, it's going to be upscaled to 1080p, but natively it's going to be over 900 P. I think it's about 960 P, so it's 960 PK an upscaled to 1080p. So it's going to be vastly better than the original game. Also, the frame rates are going to be better as well. So if you have got your favorite Xbox game and it is compatible with the Xbox One, it is going to look a lot better when you play on the Xbox One rather than the original Xbox. Also, when you use these games on the Xbox one X, they're going to look even better again because natively they're going to be roughly around 1400 P, get upscale to 4k. So that's going to look pretty special when it comes to the Xbox one X.

Also, if your disc is damaged, there's a chance, it's still going to work on the Xbox One because all it needs to do is have enough data on there to recognize what the game is. Now, let's take a look at what happens when you put a game that hasn't be down as backward compatible. For example, when you put Need for Speed it will say that the game is not supported. The game is not playable here for a list of 360 games playable on Xbox one unlike a game like Prince of Persia that has been allowed to work on the Xbox One. Remember we are trying to download this games electronically so you can play them on the Xbox One.

Now, if you don't have Xbox games and you like the look of one of them, then you will be able to just buy them digitally from Xbox themselves. So you don't have to look round the eBay and the charity shops trying to find an old Xbox game. You can just get the digital copy. To buy them straight from Xbox themselves as well as that, some of them now are getting really hard to find so you might have no option apart from to buy it digitally.

So just like any Xbox one game or Xbox 360 game once you've gone through that initial setup, it's really easy to do. All you have to do is make sure you put the disc in just so you can verify that you still own that game.
How to Play Original Xbox Games on the Xbox One How to Play Original Xbox Games on the Xbox One Reviewed by Debby Peters on May 07, 2018 Rating: 5
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