Since the beginning of the Xbox in 2001 (yeah it’s been 14 years), Microsoft is continuously trying to keep the gamers/players of the new generation interested in its Xbox division. The fairly noticeable examples are introduction of the motion controlling technology called Kinect in 2010 and our beloved Xbox One in 2013. These particular add-ons to the family do exactly what Microsoft wants, increase the audience beyond the gamers. But with the new generation consoles Microsoft was lagging behind one thing: Backward compatibility. The new games are accessible on the new consoles, but a gamer wants all of them to run on the current machine. No, I can’t ditch my decision to play Halo because my “new” console does not support it. I love that game, I was moulded by it (sobbing). That is what Microsoft worked on and last month they released 104 titles for Xbox One that were not compatible with the new generation console earlier.
In accordance to what they said:
We are continuing to work with our publishing partners to grow our library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles.We will be adding to the catalogue on a regular basis
a few days ago they released 16 new titles on the catalogue, the highlights of which are, Halo: Reach (yeah that’s my game) and Dues Ex: Human Revolution. The complete list is as follows.
- Dues Ex: Human Revolution
- Doritos Crash Course
- Fable III
- Halo: Reach
- Hydro Thunder
- Iron Brigade
- Kane & Lynch 2
- Motocross Madness
- Portal: Still Alive
- Splosion Man
- Ticket To Ride
- Zuma Revenge
Recommended : Xbox Fitness will no longer require the Kinect
The backward compatibility games do not come at any additional costs so you don’t have to pay for games that you already own and you don’t have to worry about the saved games in the cloud also, since every saved game is synchronized with your cloud and with your Xbox. Since you will be playing on the Xbox One now, you will be able to leverage the features like Windows 10 Streaming, Game DVR and screenshots. You will also be able to play multiplayer without worrying about what Xbox console your friends are using. The backward compatibility works with both the digital and disc-based games.
You can also give a feedback on what games you want to get on Xbox One using the following link : Xbox One Games Feedback by voting for the titles you want. The Xbox One Backward Compatibility now contains a total of 120 titles and all of them can be seen at the following link – Xbox One backward Compatibility.