After determining to reconnect XBox with the fans of Microsoft’s older games, Xbox One Backwards Compatibility was developed. Initially, 104 titles were released, including Mass Effect, Mirror’s Edge, Banjo Kazooie, Doom, and more.
From the classics to not-so-classic, these games have been available to play on the Xbox One since November 9 of this year. It has allowed a wide demographic of gamers to rediscover some older titles while enjoying the complexity of the new ones as well
As of December 17, Microsoft released 16 more titles for the Holiday season.
- Deus Ex: Human Revolution
- Doritos Crash Course
- Fable III
- Halo: Reach
- Hydro Thunder
- Iron Brigade
- Kane & Lynxh 2
- Motocross Madness
- Ms. Pac Man
- Portal: Still Alive
- Splosion Man
- Ticket to Ride
- Zuma’s Revenge
Don’t see a title you were expecting? Want to see more? You can vote for the next release of backwards-compatible games here.
Microsoft has been very confident in this project to bring older games back from the archives of the gaming world. Their Vice President, Mike Nicholes, on an interview with GameSpot, recognized the time and money that people have put into their old games.
“And so, what we’ve set up to do with backwards compatibility is really remove that concern or alleviate that concern that somebody has to leave something behind,” he said. “It was the number-one most requested feature among Xbox 360 owners who did not upgrade to Xbox One yet. And so we’re really excited about starting the rollout of that in November.”
While these titles have been announced, they may be subject to change, so keep an eye out for your favorite titles, and don’t forget to vote for them!