The Xbox One backwards compatible library of games gets beefed up a little with four new titles announced, which includes the arcade classic Dragon's Lair.
Another round of Xbox 360 games have been added to the ever growing collection of backwards compatible games for Xbox One. Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb just announced four new games on Twitter, which includes: Dragon's Lair, Battlestations: Midway, Jurassic Park: The Game, and Tour de France 2011.
Granted, these may not be the most high profiles games, nor the most critically acclaimed, but a regular stream of Xbox 360 backward compatible games hitting the Xbox One is never a bad thing. Besides, Dragon's Lair should provide enough of a pleasant, nostalgic romp through one's childhood to warrant a revisit.
Those who already own these games on Xbox 360 should see them popping up in their Xbox One game libraries. Those who don't will be able to buy them at a much lower price than when they were originally released. Of all the games, however, Tour de France 2011 is one that is not available in all regions; the United States being among those that are not included.
- Jurassic Park: The Game ($20; 1.58 GB)
- Battlestations: Midway ($20; 4.76 GB)
- Dragon's Lair ($10; 988.61)
- Tour de France 2011 (not available in the US)
Microsoft may have had a bit of a rough start when the Xbox One was first announced due to the console having some very restricting elements that many gamers absolutely despised. Its early career as a trendsetter faltered, but it has been much more successful as of late.
Microsoft became better at listening to its player base, which prompted them to add backwards compatibility in 2015 — something Sony still has no desire to do. Now, Xbox One has been at the forefront of console development trends, even including the new 4K Blu-ray format with their new Scorpio and slim consoles — again, another thing Sony wants no part of.
Backwards compatibility has always been a beloved feature, and an often requested one, that many console developers outright refuse to even entertain. It allows a new console to be an upgrade as opposed to a replacement, meaning gamers are able to enjoy older games without the hassle of having to hook up another device. It's a safe bet backwards compatibility is one of the reasons why Xbox One has been beating PS4 in sales lately.
If any of these titles don't get fans going, there are already some fantastic games eligible for backwards compatibility on Xbox One and more are always coming.