Arx Fatalis, original Xbox game developed by Arkane Studios, was rated in Brazil… 19 years later

The classic action-RPG Arx Fatalis, the first ever game developed by Arkane Studios, was rated in Brazil yesterday… for the original Xbox.

The game was first released in 2002 for PC and joined the Game Pass for PC catalogue back in June 2021. It was later published for Xbox by DreamCatcher Interactive in the following year, but it was never made Backwards Compatible for any of the newer consoles.

DreamCatcher would later go into administration in 2011 before all its assets were acquired by Nordic Games, which is now known as Embracer Group, the parent company of THQ Nordic.

THQ Nordic, as we know, is one of the biggest supporters of OG Xbox backwards compatibility: seven games published by the company are part of the program, including the original Destroy All Humans, MX Unleashed and Red Faction II.

The rating does not confirm anything, of course, but it does add fuel to the discussion surrounding the possibility of new backwards compatible games potentialy being made available for Xbox’s 20th anniversary. As a reminder, there is a special Xbox anniversary event scheduled for November 15th.

Bruno Costa

Lawyer. A sucker for games, music and football (the real one!). Somehow in the Top 350 gamerscore leaderboard in Brazil. GT: brunopcosta1

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