Posted on November 15, 2007, Jonathan Xbox Originals Won't Have Achievements or Gamerscore Points
Apparently, ever since the announcement that original Xbox games would be coming to Xbox Live, people have been wondering whether there would be achievements or Gamerscore points added to them for the re-release. Well, Major Nelson has stepped in to clear it all up and say definitively that there will not be any new achievements associated with Xbox Originals:
“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.”
Me, I’m okay with this. Frankly, I’ve never cared too much about achievements or Gamerscore points, so that’s not going to get me to buy the game. Besides which, if Microsoft’s goal is to put as much of the original Xbox catalog up for download as possible, trying to slap on some achievements would only delay getting the games released sooner and maybe even create more problems.
Via Major Nelson