Xbox 360 vs Xbox side by side

Since day one Microsoft's been a little, uh, shall we say wishy washy on the backward-capability issue on the Xbox 360. Yes, now we know that's because a lot of it has to do with re-developing games (to a limited extent, anyway) to run on the 360's architecture, but it looks like they've finally gotten their release list from the game studios since they're now live with the official launch backward-compatibility list. Though they didn't specify which titles will be able to run high def (yes, some of the classic Xbox titles have been redeveloped for 720p), we will apparently be able to play Splinter Cell, Half Life 2, Halo and Halo 2 (duh), and GTA3, Vice City, and San Andreas (hard drive add-on, pending, of course).

[Via Joystiq]

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Xbox 360 backward-compatibility list (1.0) released