Xbox Won't Be Adding Any More Classic Backwards Compatible Games

We've got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that the Xbox team has added 76 games to the backwards compatible library today, but the bad news is that there will be no further additions in the future.

Speaking on the official Xbox website, Xbox compatibility program lead Peggy Lo explained that the team has "reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog" citing various roadblocks that will prevent further additions:

“While we continue to stay focused on preserving and enhancing the art form of games, we have reached the limit of our ability to bring new games to the catalog from the past due to licensing, legal and technical constraints."

Peggy Lo says that although the Xbox team had suggested it was finished adding backwards compatible titles a couple of years ago, this final batch was "only possible through the passion and feedback from the community".

It's a bittersweet moment, then. This final batch is loaded with great titles such as TimeSplitters 2 and Max Payne 3, but it's also sad to know we won't be getting certain other classics in the future. All good things must come to an end!

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