Another week, another group of games made backwards compatible. This time, eight games for the Xbox 360 have now been made backwards compatible with the Xbox One, adding to Major Nelson’s ever-growing list.
Sonic The Hedgehog 4 Episodes I and II, Pac-Man Museum, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Fret Nice, Crystal Defenders, Capcom Arcade Cabinet, and Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 can now be played on either system, whether purchased digitally or with a physical copy. This is in addition to the three other games made backwards compatible last week: Half-Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax, Flock!, or Tour de France 2009.
As well, any saves, achievements, and Gamerscore are saved between both Xbox 360 and Xbox One, meaning that there’s minimal hassle going between the systems or just transferring to the newer system. While recently it’s been smaller indie titles receiving the backwards compatibility treatment, it’s nice to see Microsoft trying to fit all its eggs in one basket with the Xbox One.
At this rate, it looks like we’ll have almost half the Xbox 360’s library backwards compatible by this holiday season, meaning that there’s constantly more incentive to just switch over to the Xbox One. Or you can wait for the Xbox One Slim when it releases this holiday season.