Original Xbox Backward Compatibility games will not have achievements on Xbox One

Jack Wilkinson

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Following in the footsteps of Xbox 360 Backward Compatibility on Xbox One, Microsoft’s Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, unveiled at the company’s E3 2017 briefing that they will be going one step further (or is it backwards?) by introducing Original Xbox Backward Compatibility.

Fans applauded after realising that old classics from the OG Xbox days will potentially be coming to their 2017 console of choice, be it Xbox One, Xbox One S, or Xbox One X.

One Xbox player interested in replaying Original Xbox games questioned Xbox’s Mike Ybarra on whether or not Original Xbox games will have achievements added to them; keep in mind that achievements were not added until Xbox 360.


Quite simply, no. Microsoft will not be adding achievements to Original Xbox games, however, this was expected as achievements were not a feature of Microsoft’s console back then.

Sorry, achievement hunters!