Microsoft seems to balancing fan feedback with its scheduled releases as it adds more titles to its Backwards Compatibility List.
According to Xbox Live Director of Programming Larry “Major Nelson” Hyrb, there will be four new games added to the list this month.
The list includes “Alan Wake’s American Nightmare,” “Lego Batman: The Videogame,” “Sam & Max Beyond Time and Space,” as well as “Trials HD.”
“Alan Wake’s American Nightmare” is a horror title that was originally made available in 2012, while “Lego Batman: The Videogame” will be a treat for younger players.
It can be recalled that Xbox announced additional titles like “The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings”, “Sam & Max Save the World”, “Aegis Wing”, “Counter-Strike: GO”, “Age of Booty”, “Space Giraffe”, “Soulcalibur”, “Skullgirls”, “Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad”, and “Small Arms.”
Other tiles already made available are “Halo Wars,” “Skate 3,” “Bioshock,” “Bioshock 2,” “Bioshock: Infinite,” and “Call of Duty: Black Ops.” The latter is an addition to other “Call of Duty” titles already made available in previous months.
The addition of these popular titles are positive signs for fans clamoring for specific games to be available through the compatibility program.
Meanwhile, in a report by N4BB, Xbox players had a chance to download “Red Dead Redemption,” “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night,” and “Tekken Tag Tournament” before it was taken down by Microsoft.
While those who downloaded “Red Dead Redemption” can still play the game, Microsoft made it clear that it was not officially released by the company and as such poses as a breach of contract. Still, the possibility exists that it may also be made available on the Backwards Compatibility list.
In an interview with Worthplaying, Square Enix Senior Director of Public Relations Reilly Brennan and IO Interactive Studio Head Hannes Seifert said that “Hitman: Absolution” will soon make its way to Backwards Compatibility.