Sonic Unleashed now playable on Xbox One

Sonic Unleashed now playable on Xbox One

by November 29, 2018

We’re one step closer to every Xbox 360 Sonic game being playable on the Xbox One through backwards compatibility. A few months ago, Sonic Generations was added to the list of backwards compatible titles, and today, nearly on the game’s tenth anniversary, Sonic Unleashed joins the list of Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One.

Typically, Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One feature improved performance (smoother framerates) and increased output resolution (for cleaner graphics). It’s early yet, but Twitter user RGXSuperSonic suggests Sonic Unleashed, even on Xbox One, still exhibits performance problems, but that it’s ultimately difficult to tell:

Resolution is also unaffected. Only backwards compatible games marked with “Xbox One X Enhanced” get resolution boosts, and just like the Xbox 360 version of Sonic Generations, Sonic Unleashed receives no X-specific enhancements, meaning it stays at its original 720p output.

The release of Sonic Unleashed on Xbox One brings the list of supported Xbox 360 Sonic games to:

  • Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (1991)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 3
  • Sonic & Knuckles
  • Sonic CD
  • Sonic Adventure
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Sonic the Fighters
  • Sonic 4 Episode 1
  • Sonic 4 Episode 2
  • Sonic Generations
  • Sonic Unleashed

Sonic games not yet supported by Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility on Xbox One:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (2006)
  • Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
  • Sega Superstars Tennis
  • Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection

The complete list of backwards compatible Xbox 360 games can be found here.