Original Xbox Star Wars: KOTOR downloadable ahead of back-compat launch

UPDATE: First 13 games available tomorrow.

UPDATE 2.45pm: Microsoft has now confirmed the below 13 games will launch on Xbox One via backwards compatibility tomorrow.

IGN lists the baker's dozen as having 1080p resolution, improved loading times and frame-rates.

If you still have your original Xbox One discs you can simply insert those to begin downloading and playing the game. Digital licenses will carry over, or you can buy the game afresh from the Microsoft Store.

ORIGINAL STORY 12.00pm: Half a dozen games for the original Xbox, including Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, are now available to digitally download ahead of their launch as Xbox One backwards compatible titles.

Microsoft has yet to announce the games as being playable on Xbox One, but you can already see them on the Xbox Games on Demand store (spotted by Lifelower).

For now, it looks like they are playable on Xbox 360 only.

Over the weekend, an image popped up online purportedly showing the initial range of backwards compatible Xbox titles. All six of the games added for digital download today are present in that graphic:

The list includes, clockwise:

  • Dead to Rights
  • Fusion Frenzy
  • Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Crimson Skies
  • Psychonauts
  • Grabbed by the Ghoulies
  • Bloodrayne 2
  • Pirates!
  • Ninja Gaiden Black
  • King of Fighters: Neowave
  • Red Faction 2
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Microsoft announced backwards compatibility with the original Xbox back in June, during its E3 2017 press conference.

At the time, Crimson Skies was touted as the first original Xbox game which will get backwards compatibility.

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