Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility Is Pretty Limited So Far
Only 18 games Xbox 360 games are currently listed as being playable on the Xbox One
Microsoft made quite the splash this afternoon when the company announced that the Xbox One will start being backwards compatible later this year. The announcement brought a raucous round of applause with good reason considering its a feature gamers have been hoping and praying for since the current generation of consoles were released.
The announcement is certainly good news, though it appears there is a bit of a catch, at least right now. On the official Xbox page, there are only 18 games listed that will feature backwards compatibility when the feature is going to be available later this year. Even worse is that other than Mass Effect, which was shown off onstage, there aren’t a lot of games that anyone is going to want to play. The list of games are below:
Banjo Kazooie: N n B
Geometry Wars Evolved
Perfect Dark Zero
Super Meat Boy
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Viva Piñata: TIP
You’ve gotta hope the list is going to grow once the backwards compatibility feature officially hits, otherwise this is a feature that was met with sound and fury and will signify pretty much nothing.