Microsoft announces the initial 104 titles, including many fan favorites, that will be available on the Xbox One when the backward compatibility feature launches November 12th.
Microsoft’s announcement of Xbox One’s backward compatibility feature was one of the biggest surprises to come out of E3 and was exactly what many gamers were wanting from their consoles. Now the company has revealed the full list of all 104 Xbox 360 titles that are ready to play when the feature launches on November 12th.
Some big names that can be found in the full list of titles include: Assassin’s Creed 2, Just Cause 2, Mass Effect, Borderlands and all of the Gears of War titles. Fans who are looking forward to returning to the apocalyptic wasteland in Fallout 4 might be interested to know that its best-selling predecessor Fallout 3 will also be available to download.
For a limited time, Xbox is offering a range of deals involving the backward compatible games. For a limited time, purchasing the new Gears of War Ultimate Edition will allow players to access all four previous Gears of War titles on their Xbox One consoles at no extra cost. Similar offers apply to Fallout 4, Rainbow Six Siege and Just Cause 3, giving players even more reason to pick up the upcoming titles.
Beginning in December, new games will be added to the already impressive list of titles. Some notable games that are scheduled to return include: Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Skate 3 and the Bioshock franchise. There are still a lot of popular games that have not yet shown any indication of returning but assuming the launch of backward compatibility goes smoothly, many more titles will surely be making their way onto the Xbox One system.
Porting the Xbox 360 games to the current-gen consoles hasn’t been an easy task; according to Xbox Platform Team member, Bill Stillwell, the company had to develop a virtual 360 console solely from software in order to allow the titles to work on the Xbox One. It’s clear that the company is putting in a lot of work to deliver on Xbox Boss, Phil Spencer’s promise of an “exceptional year” for fans of the console.
One title that is unexpectedly missing from the list of games is Bethesda’s most recent addition to the Elder Scrolls franchise, Skyrim. The game was recently revealed by Todd Howard, Bethesda’s Game Director and Executive Producer, to have already been ported to the Xbox One during the research stages of Fallout 4, in an effort to better understand the console. Howard told fans not to get their hopes up but did imply that the game could be a candidate for backward compatibility.
Here are Game Rant’s 10 games that we’d like to see return in the future. What titles would you be interested in replaying? Leave a comment and let us know.