The Xbox One's straightforward backward compatibility is a huge win for Microsoft, and Redmond isn't about to give up on one of the only edges it has over Sony's PlayStation 4. Now Team Lime Green has shown off the new batch of Xbox 360 games that are playable on the Xbox One, including some nice yesteryear hits.
Major Nelson announced the fresh releases in a new blog post, along with a bit of extra info. Like every wave of new backward compatible games, this new list is made up of retail games as well as digital Xbox LIVE Arcade titles. Truth be told, the new offering isn't that exciting, with The Witcher 2 and CS: GO being the most popular hits. Skullgirls has stirred up acclaim, and you can't go wrong with Soul Caliber (even if it's only the first game), but the rest just seem to be the result of Microsoft practicing the new feature.
Check below for a complete list of the new Xbox One backward compatible games:
- Aegis Wing
- Age of Booty
- CS: GO
- Jeremy McGrath's Offroad
- Sam and Max Save the World
- Small Arms
- Soul Caliber
- Space Giraffe
- The Witcher 2: Assassin's of Kings
In the future, Microsoft plans just to release new BC games as they become ready instead of setting hard release dates. So new games might pop up as a surprise without much fanfare, and to be fair, the Xbox One's backward compatibility list is pretty big so far.
"What this means for you is that you won't have to wait to find out the latest titles; we'll release whatever is available, when they're available, once each title has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval," reads the Xbox Wire update.
Remember that all backward compatible Xbox 360 games are treated like Xbox One games, and support features like screenshots, video recording and cross-play on Windows 10.
Just in case you didn't get it with Games With Gold, you can download The Witcher 2 for free at this link. Hopefully, Microsoft will continue to periodically give away backward compatible games, especially if gamers missed out on the free GWG versions.