Three years later, Xbox's backward compatibility for older games has become one of the console's defining features.
Microsoft kept the gaming announcements coming at its Xbox E3 press conference where it announced a series of studio acquisitions meant to bolster the original gaming content emerging from the console maker.
Forza Horizon 4 is the fourth title in a series of racing games by Xbox.
Microsoft's E3 game was strong this year, but it also highlighted a key point: the publisher is probably gearing up for the next generation of consoles.
Forza Horizon 4 is set to release on the 2 of October of this year for both Xbox One and PC. From a new Gears of War strategy title to From Software's brand new IP, Microsoft hit every corner of gaming interest.
"When we started this project, the team's vision for the game was ambitious", Studio Head Chris Lee said. "At Microsoft, we are committed to empowering gamers to play the games they want, with the people they want, where they want".
Microsoft promised to have one of their biggest shows in history for E3 2018. We are thrilled to welcome five new studios into the Microsoft family. Microsoft announced 50 games at its event, 18 of which were exclusive to the Xbox system.
Microsoft launched the Xbox One in November 2013 under a cloud of policy reversals and confused messaging. This will provide Compulsion Games all the resources and support they will need for developing the next level of futuristic games.
Developer Playground Games has also introduced the concept of dynamic seasons into this latest installment, which not only changes the environment throughout the game but also affects how the cars perform depending on the season.