Microsoft and Xbox have announced a new feature for backward compatible titles. They will be able to be played on mobile with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta). “Today we’re embarking on a new journey for the backward compatibility program: taking it to the cloud. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can now tap into a collection of favorites from the past in a whole new way – right on mobile devices, turning them into retro handheld game systems,” Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor-In-Chief said. 16 original Xbox and Xbox 360 games are now available on Android phones and tablets, with more games coming soon.
The Backward Compatibility program is heading to the cloud, starting with a collection of classic Xbox and Xbox 360 games. Details here: https://t.co/Ouxhr6ujSL
— Xbox Wire (@XboxWire) March 31, 2021
The list of available original Xbox and Xbox 360 games that can be played with Xbox Cloud Gaming (Beta) include Banjo-Kazooie, Banjo-Tooie, Double Dragon Neon, Fable II, Fallout: New Vegas, Gears of War 2, Gears of War 3, Gears of War: Judgement, Jetpac Refuelled (touch controls enabled), Kameo, Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark Zero, The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Viva Pinata (touch controls enabled), and Viva Pinata: TIP (touch controls enabled).
With games connected through the Xbox network, players will be able to bring past saves with them and play along with gamers around the world.
“There’s a magical moment when you open up Kameo, an original launch title for Xbox 360, and it shows you last played in 2008, and you’re able to jump right back into the game like you never left. There’s also a sense of reward when you’re able to go back and complete the whole Gears of War series before starting on Gears 5. Being able to take a trip down memory lane either to relive past memories or make new ones with a classic is delightful and critical to preserving gaming’s history. We’ve enabled this experience through our backward compatibility program, launched in 2015. Since then we’ve launched multiple consoles and are still committed to making games across generations available to you no matter the hardware,” Tuttle said.