Hardcore gamers across the land are lamenting the news that Microsoft’s upcoming selection of original Xbox titles that will be available through Xbox Live will not include added Achievement points for players to unlock.
As was announced earlier this week, the new titles will arrive as part of Microsoft’s Autumn update on December 4th. The first batch of games is set to include Halo, Fable and Fahrenheit.
However, on his Microsoft blog Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb stated: I have gotten quite a few questions about the Xbox Originals announcement. Specifically, folks want to know if these games will have additional functionality like Achievements and Gamerscore.
The answer is no. These are the original games that were created before Xbox 360. In order to preserve the integrity of the original gaming experience they provide, they will have the features available at the time of their initial release. I hope that clears that up.
I know it’s probably not what you wanted to hear, but I thought it would be best to get clear up an misunderstanding up right up front. Would it have been cool? Sure it would. But as many folks have noted, for a variety of reasons it’s just not possible.”