Xbox One Backward Compatibility list update: 'Blue Dragon' game confirmed by Phil Spencer


Microsoft has confirmed that a new game would be added to the library of games available to the Xbox One console via its Backward Compatibility program.

Unlike the traditional manner of revealing previous generation game titles that would be supported by the current generation Xbox console, Microsoft’s Xbox head Phil Spencer announced the arrival of a new game in a different, if not slightly humorous, way.

The newest game that was confirmed to be coming from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One is the role-playing video game (RPG) called “Blue Dragon.” It was released back in 2006 and was developed by Mistwalker, the studio founded by “Final Fantasy” creator Hironobu Sakaguchi.

Typically, the announcement of new Xbox One Backward Compatible games are done by Xbox Live’s director of programming, Larry Hryb, who is also known online as Major Nelson. But this time, the confirmation came from Spencer himself.

Spencer was asked by a fan via his official Twitter account about the coming of a specific game for the Xbox One via the Backward Compatibility program. The game in question was “Blue Dragon,” and Spencer replied to the fan query in a humorous way.

“I’m not allowed to say but yes,” he said.

With that, Spencer confirmed that the game would indeed be coming soon to the Xbox One. However, the Xbox executive did not specify a date wherein they would make the game compatible for the current gen console.

“Blue Dragon,” during its initial release, was a game that loaded in three discs. It was back in May when Microsoft added support for multi-disc Xbox 360 games for the Xbox One.

GameSpot reviewed “Blue Dragon” in 2007 and hailed it as a mediocre title. “It isn’t grand and sweeping, and it isn’t particularly charming, either,” the review said. “Blue Dragon is simply ‘there.’ If you wanted to play a Japanese role-playing game on your Xbox 360, this will get the job done. If you wanted to play something that makes an impact, you’ll need to keep waiting.”