Return of Max Payne Hints at Xbox Adding to their Backward Compatibility Portfolio

Published 11/11/2021, 11:12 AM EST


Over the years, Microsoft has been very ambitious regarding the Xbox Backward Compatibility program. Xbox Series X and S allow players to access a limited number of original Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One games dating back to the console’s initial launch in 2001. However, only 568 Xbox 360 games and 39 original Xbox games are available in its library. Microsoft might be looking forward to adding more classic games such as the Max Payne series to this library with this latest speculation.

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Xbox might bring some of its classic console favorites back to the latest consoles

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Games such as the first two entries of the Max Payne series, Red Dead Revolver, Dead or Alive series and many more were randomly added, three years later, to the old Xbox Marketplace. Twitter user Bruno Costa noted this development and tweeted regarding the same.

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Some of these games, including Max Payne, are of great nostalgic value for the gamers and are considered some of the best games ever made. These listings are dated for November 10 with the exception of Dead or Alive3 which is dated for November 15. Coincidentally, this is the same date on which Microsoft announced Xbox’s special 20th Anniversary Broadcast. Releasing such classic games would add many cherries to the already special event. However, as of now, none of these games are currently supported through Backward Compatibility on the Consoles.

In other news, players who are looking forward to grabbing the Xbox Elite Series 2 controllers can get it at a record low price. The controller’s original MRSP might be $179.99, however, constant price fluctuations have resulted in it being available at Amazon for just $139.99. The stocks for this might not last for long. This would be a great Black Friday Deal gamers can obtain this season.

What are your thoughts on Xbox’s Backward Compatibility scheme and other developments? Let us know in the comments.

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha

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Siddid Dey Purkayastha is an eSports author for EssentiallySports and is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree at Christ (Deemed to be University). He has always been into gaming since the ripe age of 9 and has never looked back. Apart from his deep love for narrative-driven or campaign-based games, he enjoys casually playing online games such as Valorant, Fortnite, FIFA Ultimate Team, Warzone, and GTA Online.

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