Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, & More Available Now via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

An abundance of great games are now playable on Xbox One. 


Microsoft has slowly been growing its collection of backwards compatible titles over the last few months, and there's a heaping helping of new titles up for grabs today if you're looking for something new to play. Yes, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life is out today and God of War releases on April 20, but if you're ready to look into the past to play something classic, Microsoft has you covered.

As of today, you can play Hunter: The Reckoning, Jade Empire, Panzer Dragoon Orta, and SSX 3 on Xbox One for a blast from the past. All four were added in addition to other titles that just made it over via the Backward Compatibility program, such as Blinx: The Time Sweeper, Breakdown, Conker: Live and reloaded, and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind. There's a lot to choose from, and the library seems to grow weekly. If you've still got your collection of Xbox and Xbox 360 games gathering dust, now's a good time to take them out and get some use out of them.

I'm most excited for Panzer Dragoon Orta, especially since I recently got a Framemeister and have been living it up with Panzer Dragoon Saga. These are all games I haven't thought of much in a while, so it's nice to see them being added to the service. Which ones are you going to spend time with, or are there still titles you're looking to be added to the library? Let us know!

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      April 17, 2018 4:42 PM

      Oh awesome, I have the jade empire disk, too, do you know if it’s 4k?

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      April 17, 2018 6:03 PM

      Awesome! I am installing Blinx and Orta now and am going to play Orta 1st since it my all time favorite!

      Cool you have a Framemeister too is it the mini? that is the one I have, it owns. So jealous you still have your Sega Saturn and Panzer Dragoon Saga! Can you imagine Panzer Dragoon Saga 2 for the Xbox One X and PC, that would be insane! Really all I ever wanted was a new Panzer Dragoon open world game on new hardware, maybe E3 will have something.

      Cool, thanks for the heads up and I hope they are all Enhanced as well.

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          April 17, 2018 6:54 PM

          Cool! I have no idea why I don't have that game, I will totally have to look into it. So I take it is Enhanced!?

          Thanks 4 the heads up \m/ :)

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            April 17, 2018 6:57 PM


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              April 17, 2018 11:06 PM

              Holy shit! Damn that looks good, I need to get that asap, your not kidding.

              It is a shame they can not widescreen hack the old OG XB games, if they could it would look insane!

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      April 17, 2018 6:33 PM


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