Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility Titles Announced
One of the biggest boosts to Microsoft's E3 show this year was the announcement of Xbox 360 backwards compatibility for the Xbox One. Having personally seen this in action I can happily say it's a feature that works exceptionally well! You can see the video below of my first adventures with this.
However now with the NXOE update rolling out on the 12th of November, the 360 Backwards compatibility is also rolling out alongside it and with this you can tap into 104 launch titles.
Due to the way the compatibility works the developers are the ones who need to give Microsoft the go-ahead in order to include their older games. Once this is done you will then be able to view digitally purchased 360 titles in the 'My Games & App' section on your Xbox One or you can install a 360 game from a disc. The latter requires you to download an update for the game.
Other than this once the 360 game runs it pretty much launches into a 360 emulation, so you can access all of the features of a 360 as if the console was there physically in front of you i.e. you can bring up the Game hub, join parties or even play multiplayer games with your 360 mates.
Additionally you can tap into Xbox One features to take screenshots or gameplay clips. It works pretty flawlessly from what I have seen first-hand.
Anyway, here is a small list of the games that are compatible with the emulation mode so far and many more are to be announced over the next few months, including "Halo Reach," "Halo Wars," "Call of Duty: Black Ops," "Bioshock," "Bioshock 2," "Bioshock Infinite," and "Skate 3".
- Fable II
- Fallout 3
- Gears of War
- Gears of War 2
- Gears of War 3
- Gears of War: Judgment
- Wolfenstein 3D
- Halo: Spartan Assault
- Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
- Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
- South Park: The Stick of Truth
The full list can be found here.
With the 360 Backwards compatibility mode and the NXOE update, this should give the Xbox One a much needed boost in Sales as it tempts Xbox 360 owners over to the platform - well that's the plan anyway!