Xbox One Backward Compatibility: New titles have been added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program this week, with the most recent ones being Dead Space Ignition and Escape Dead Island, both spin-offs of the popular Xbox 360 titles Dead Space and Dead Island. Gamers who did not own the games previously on the Xbox 360 will now be able to buy them (Dead Space Ignition for $4.99 and Escape Dead Island for $19.99). For those who already own a digital copy of the games for Xbox 360, they will appear in the Xbox One collection automatically.
The Xbox One Backward Compatibility program recently celebrated its one-year anniversary on November 12. Going by the official announcements, this month will see many more titles being made playable on the Xbox One, including some of the most highly requested titles from big developers. Some of the titles that were released earlier this month were Skate 3, Operation Flashpoint: Red River, Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Guardian Heroes, and Blue Dragon.
In 2016 alone, Microsoft has brought an array of new titles to the platform, which includes Assassin’s Creed, Dark Souls, Forza Horizon, Halo Wars, The Witcher 2, Left 4 Dead, and a bunch of titles from the Call of Duty franchise. Back in July, Red Dead Redemption was also made compatible with the Xbox One. At the moment, there are over 280 Xbox 360 titles that have been included as part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program.
“We launched with over 100 titles and have added over 170 more in the last year,” an official announcement from Microsoft says. “We’re thrilled with the response and engagement we’ve seen from the community with more than 210 million hours of gameplay logged. As we approach our one-year mark on Saturday, November 12, we continue to work with our publishing partners to grow our library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles, and we’ll keep the community updated weekly when new releases are available,” it further added.
Some of the most requested titles by fans for the program are Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, GTA IV and Batman: Arkham City. Considering that some prominent Call of Duty titles have been launched this year, the other two games may be on the company’s radar too. However, it is not clear when Microsoft plans to make them part of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility program.