Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge

UPDATE 12TH JUNE: You didn't throw away your old Xbox discs did you?! Quick, go find them in your local time-warp video game store, because old Xbox discs will work in Xbox Ones. Not only that but digital licenses will carry over and you can system-link across all three generations of console too.

Retrospective: Crimson Skies

Gorgeous planes and dangerous dames.

Trade secret: for the last 10 years, reviewing PC flight games has been a piece of cake. Step one - rabbit on about the fun-quotient, physics, visuals, missions and multiplayer for a bit. Step two - slip on the knuckledusters and deliver the kidney punch: "Of course, if you're after superlative sky thrills, you're still far better off with Crimson Skies."

Crimson Skies 2

How wide do you want the sky?

Microsoft is remaining quiet on rumours that Crimson Skies 2 is in development.

More free content for Crimson Skies

Including places, planes and chickens.

Plug yourself in to Crimson Skies on Xbox Live today and you'll discover a hangar-full of new content ready to wing its way towards you. Microsoft has released three new planes (the Vampire, Firebrand and Hellhound), two new maps (canyon/cave-based Badlands and the night-time ruins-hopping Lost Plateau) and two new gametypes unto the masses this week, and the best bit is that it's all free.

New Crimson Skies content available

New map and plane makes Moe a Moe Moe.

High-flying fans of Crimson Skies will be pleased to learn of new content available for the game over Xbox Live - a new plane and multiplayer map to be precise.

Crimson Skies: High Road to Live

Tally ho pip pip and Bernard's your uncle

As a number of you have spotted over the Easter weekend, Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge will feature Xbox Live support for up to 16 players, with a range of game modes which sound new but probably aren't. Dogfight and Team Dogfight obviously aren't fooling anyone, and Flag Heist sounds familiar too, but as for Wild Chicken, Keep Away and Team Keep Away, we're not so certain. However, even if they aren't anything new, the idea of proper online aerial combat is still very enticing - as is the promise of downloadable maps and planes post-release.

Crimson Skies turn green

Sci-fi flight combat game heading to Xbox

With its simple controls and flight model, swashbuckling storyline,