You'll need to make some allowances when you see original Xbox games at 1080p


A few original Xbox games will be available tomorrow for the Xbox One. Microsoft confirmed through IGN that thirteen old-school Xbox games, including Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, will be added to the backwards compatibility list on the newer console. As with the current Xbox 360 backwards compatible titles, you can either pop your old disc into your Xbox One and download an update to allow play, or you can purchase a new digital copy through the Xbox Store. You’ll soon be able to enjoy BloodRayne 2 or The King of Fighters Neowave on your gigantic TV in glorious 1080p.

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What allowances? Was that a reference to something that went over my head?


Oh shit. Where’s an Xbox when you need one?


To make allowances for: to forgive or excuse because of mitigating factors

Old games in 1080p might look kinda janky (as the title pic shows) but you should excuse them because they are good games or have nostalgia value (mitigating factors)


So you can now run Xbox 1 games on the Xbox One?


Hell yeah.


Tomorrow you can. Thirteen of them anyway.