Xbox 360 titles added to list of backward-compatible games

Owen Stevens
December 24, 2016

Xbox One backwards compatibility will continue to expand and improve in 2017, with some blockbusters coming to the games list in 2017.

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, tweeted last week that there are now more than 300 backward-compatible titles to check out on the Xbox One.

In an interview, Spencer said that next year's first month looks pretty good for Backward Compatibility games.

Just when Microsoft started showing signs of recovery in the gaming industry through the Xbox One S, the company started running their mouth and this is taking a hit at their reputation.

Before 2016 ends, Microsoft made sure that the year ends well for their Xbox gamers by releasing 14 titles with updated Backward Compatibility in the month of December.

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Gamers are still waiting for the inclusion of "Call of Duty", especially as Microsoft already added Bioshock games in its Backward Compatibility roster. Sony did that with Call of Duty, a brand that was practically synonymous with Xbox 360 (arguably in part because it used to have timed exclusive DLC for Xbox) and with Destiny, among other games.

The ports, which have been in the works for quite some time, may have been delayed to give the BioShock Remastered Collection some breathing room on Xbox One.

To celebrate the first-year anniversary of the Xbox One Backward Compatibility Program, Microsoft is offering the classic Xbox 360 game, "RPG Lost Odyssey" as a free download for users until December 31.

"World of Van Helsing: Deathtrap" is available via Xbox Games with Gold for free for the whole month of January.

Lost Odyssey joined the backwards compatibility scheme earlier this year, but was previously only available on disc. Both games are exclusive to Xbox One.

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