Halo Wars & More Added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility List

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Major Nelson reveals that three new titles are now available for the Xbox One backward compatibility program, including classics like Halo Wars and Soul Calibur 2.

All units, listen up: three more games have now been added to the growing Xbox One backward compatibility list. Fans waiting to hear more news about Halo Wars 2 have been left hungry over the last few months, but now they won’t have to wait until fall to hear more news about the franchise itself: Halo Wars is the standout strategy game title in the latest backward compatible update, with fighting games Soul Calibur 2 and King of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match following suit.

Microsoft has been on a roll ever since they announced that gamers could purchase Xbox 360 games via the Xbox One, and even added three new games last week. If they can keep up this pace, Microsoft fans should be left very happy with the growing selection of backward compatible titles. In any event, Xbox rep Major Nelson has been happily doling out the good news, and tweeted confirmation about the new backward compatible titles earlier today.

Here’s the tweet from the Major himself:

As if this news wasn’t good enough for Soul Calibur 2 fans, the game itself is on sale for Gold Members, and currently has a very affordable $5.99 price tag associated with the digital purchase. It looks like Halo Wars is still ringing in at $19.99, with King Of Fighters ’98: Ultimate Match being the mid-priced title at $9.99.

Since each of these games is part of a larger franchise, it’s great that Xbox One owners have a changed to access older titles from their respective intellectual properties. Though the question of if sequels and remasters are hurting new IPs remains to be answered, we expect most will be happy to see increasing options in the field of backward compatibility.

Red Dead Redemption has remained one of the most sought-after titles on the platform, and fans eager to jump in the saddle received mixed signals from Microsoft when the company mistakenly added the game to the backward compatibility list months ago. It looks like the game isn’t currently available due to licensing difficulties, though most fans still expect the title to release via Xbox One at some point in the future.

While Major Nelson has kept quiet about what games will be coming in the future weeks, the Xbox avatar has been quite a busy conduit to the masses, and we expect the next several titles will continue to be announced via his Twitter account.

What games are you most eager to see added to the backward compatible list, Ranters?

Gamers can find the full list of backward compatible titles here.

Source: Major Nelson