Microsoft made their loyal supporters happy when they announced a month ago the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program, which allows owners of the current generation console to play games originally available for the older generation Xbox 360.
Upon its launch in Nov. 14, around 100 titles have been included in the roster, and the list has been expanded this month. According to the official press release, the titles now also made playable are “Braid,” “DEUS EX: HUMAN REVOLUTION,” “Doritos Crash Course,” “Fable III,” “Halo: Reach,” “Hydro Thunder,” “Iron Brigade,” “Kane & Lynch 2” “Motocross Madness,” “MS.PAC-MAN,” “Peggle,” “Portal: Still Alive,” “Spelunky,” “Splosion Man” “Ticket to Ride” and “Zuma’s Revenge!”
The report also shared that since the kickoff of the feature, 9 million hours have been logged by players who spent their time with the most popular games such as “Fallout 3,” “Gears of War 3,” “Just Cause 2,” “Assassin’s Creed II” and “DiRT 3.”
Reports also claimed that the program has been widely successful, and it is expected that more titles will become available in the future especially that Microsoft is asking for players’ feedback on which ones they want to see in the Xbox 360 library using the online voting system.
“And this is just the beginning. We’re continuing to work with our publishing partners to grow our library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles, so stay tuned for more. We’ll be adding to the catalog on a regular basis, so be sure to check back here for the latest information about Xbox 360 titles that are playable on Xbox One,” the press release stated.
Users may access the backwards compatible games using their Xbox Live accounts. The games included in the growing list may also be availed by purchasing the latest installment in the title’s series as the older version is usually part of the freebies. Members of the Xbox Live Gold Members can also get their hands on the marked games with gold titles as they are already compatible with the feature.