12/10/2005

360 backward-compatibility update released, recalled

Filed under: — By Aviran Mordo @ 6:30 pm

Update withdrawn due to Halo 2 problems, supports Splinter Cell, Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six.

When Microsoft first released the backward-compatibility list for the Xbox 360, many gamers were shocked by some names that weren’t on it. Nowhere to be found were three of the top franchises for the original Xbox: Ghost Recon, Rainbow Six, and Splinter Cell.

Late last night, Microsoft updated the backward-compatibility list with eight games from the trio of Tom Clancy-inspired series. Software emulators for Ghost Recon, Ghost Recon 2, Ghost Recon 2 Summit Strike, Rainbow Six 3, Rainbow Six 3 Black Arrow, Splinter Cell, Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow, and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory all became available for download.

However, within hours of the new update’s release, reports began to circulate that it was causing problems with Halo 2. Several GameSpot editors discovered that when they inserted Halo 2 into their 360 consoles, a prompt appeared saying that a software update was needed to play the game.

When contacted by GameSpot, Microsoft reps confirmed the problem and said the new backward-compatibility update has, for the time being, been removed from both Xbox.com and Xbox Live. They also said that a new, Halo 2-compatible version would be available shortly.

Source: gamespot

 

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