Xbox One Backward Compatibility games update, news: 'Mass Effect 2 and 3,' 'Guardian Heroes,' 'OFP: Red River' added


More games have been added to the Xbox One Backward Compatibility game catalog and once again, director of programming for Xbox Live Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb is the bearer of good news. Hryb has revealed that “Mass Effect 2,” “Mass Effect 3,” “Guardian Heroes,” and “Operation Flashpoint: Red River” are going to join the list of games in the catalog this month. “LIMBO” and “Blue Dragon” were added last week.

The inclusion of the second and third games in the “Mass Effect” series means that fans can finally play the entire trilogy on the Xbox One. The first “Mass Effect” is already on the list. The announcement was made to celebrate N7 Day and the trailer for “Mass Effect: Andromeda” was also revealed.

“Guardian Heroes” is an Xbox Live Arcade remaster of the cult classic beat ’em up game released by Treasure in 1996. “Operation Flashpoint: Red River” is a first-person shooter game developed by Codemasters. The game is the sequel to “Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising,” another game in the Xbox One Backward Compatibility game catalog.

Last week’s addition “LIMBO” is a puzzle-platform game by Playdead, while “Blue Dragon” used to be an Xbox 360 exclusive game developed by Mistwalker and Artoon. Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi actually wrote the plotline for the game and he also supervised development.

Here’s a little guide on how to use install games on that are on Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility catalog. It’s quite easy for digital titles because the games that are part of the catalog will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section of the console. It’s just a click away.

To install disk-based copies of the games in the catalog, just insert the game disc in the Xbox One and it will download the game to the hard drive. After downloading, the game should be ready. Of course, players will have to keep the game disc in the drive to play these games.