Xbox 360 to get fresh injection of classics

Not long ago the Xbox 360 would have flinched at the words ‘backwards compatibility’, but it’s well past those growing pains now – another 20 classic

Not long ago the Xbox 360 would have flinched at the words ‘backwards compatibility’, but it’s well past those growing pains now – another 20 classic titles have been re-configured for the console and will be announced this week.

According to a podcast between Vice President of gaming Peter Moore and blogger Major Nelson, fans of Doom 3 (pictured) will be in luck when the list is revealed, as will 360 owners pining for a bash at Lego Star Wars. The other games are currently unknown.

This means Xbox is now well on the way to its target of making every original game from the old console compatible – the list now stands at over 200 titles, and more updates are expected later this year.

It’s still unclear whether the PS3 is going to go the software emulation route or, as rumoured, go for the more expensive but reliable option of including a PS2. We reckon it should just go the whole hog and have a built-in Wii and ZX Spectrum with a rubber keyboard. Then we’ll think about shelling out £425.

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