Xbox One Backward Compatibility update: SIX new Xbox 360 games revealed by Microsoft by Hot News Cowboys:
As per usual, community manager Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb delivered the news of the new games arrivals on Twitter.
In 2016 games like Red Dead Redemption, the Bioshock trilogy, the Mass Effect trilogy, and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion were added.
While in 2017 the biggest release so far has undoubtedly been Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, and following on from that highly requested title Microsoft has now added the following six games.
Dead Space 2, Dead Space 3, Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts, Cabela’s Alaskan Adventure, Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions and Cabela’s Survival SoK.
Obviously, the two stand out additions today are Dead Space 2 and 3, which comes as a nice surprise for anyone who might have been tempted to jump back into Dead Space 1 last night following the reveal of Call of Duty: WW2.
And for anyone who doesn’t understand the link, Sledgehammer Games was founded in 2009 by leads at Visceral, the creators of Dead Space.
In 2016 Xbox Head Phil Spencer had also suggested that the team could look at the prospect of bringing original Xbox games into the fold for backwards compatibility.
However, nothing more has been mentioned on the subject, for the time being, so you’ll have to make do with these six new Xbox 360 games for the time being.
Xbox One Backwards Compatible games
Xbox One Backwards Compatible List
However, if you don’t own the games or indeed any of the Xbox 360 titles previously announced as backwards compatible then there is still hope for you.
All you have to do is head over to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility store on the Xbox store, making it easier than ever to search for and download these classic titles directly on your Xbox One.
So if you’re interested in trying out a Xbox 360 classic but don’t already own a copy of the game, you can still give it a go like everyone else.
Writing on Twitter earlier this year Phil Spencer also provided more details on how the backwards compatibility service would work on Project Scorpio, which has been dubbed Microsoft’s most powerful console ever created.
But with the most recent release of Scorpio specs from Digital Foundry Xbox users have been given some even better info.
According to the Xbox hardware team, Xbox users existing library of games will run “smoother, look better and load faster” on Xbox One Scorpio.
Hopefully, as we edge closer to the release, which many believe will be at the end of the year, we’ll learn more about how these services might work.