All of the original Xbox games have been enhanced to play at a resolution of 1080p.
Undoubtedly, one of the most striking titles is Ninja Gaiden Black, a 2005 game developed by Team Ninja and distributed by Tecmo. Microsoft will also give all of the games nine times their original pixels compared to the games on the original Xbox console. "A curated list of key games was the way to go with this", Xbox platform lead Bill Stillwell told IGN, noting that many original Xbox game publishers either don't exist anymore, or the contracts are missing (because they were done on actual paper!), or there's a licensing issue with a particular song, etc.
The only drawback is that online multiplayer will no longer work, as numerous game servers have been closed down. Today, the company has revealed a list of the first 13 backwards compatible titles. However, offline multiplayer scenarios such as co-op and system-link are supported as they were originally. If you want to revisit one of these games (Knights of the Old Republic anyone?) you will be able to purchase a copy from the Xbox Store digitally for $9.99. Explore Games on Demand to see all available titles. This allows players on different Xbox consoles to play one another.
You can start playing tomorrow.
While 13 is a good starting list, and there are undiscolsed plans to expand that list, the best place to suggest your own favourite is through Xbox Feedback, as with Xbox 360 backwards compatibility requests. Let us know down below.