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

Posted By | On 16th, Jun. 2015 Under News

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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
BattleBlock Theater
Defense Grid
Geometry Wars Evolved
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Mass Effect
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Small Arms
Super Meat Boy
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Viva Piñata
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.

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  • Gamez Rule

    Well to be honest when MS said that 360 would be backward compatible with XBOX games that went down under very fast. Wonder IF this will go the same way? IE, a few hundred games and BANG! that’s it.

  • Omar

    U said 18 games when it launches later this year? U do know that they said 100 games available at official launch right? With hundreds more each month. U should write about what they said because right now, its for preview members only.

  • StarkyLuv

    It’s in preview…like they announced.

    Look, I know this site is EXTREMELY Pro-Sony, but you guys are making it TOO obvious now. Trying to downplay everything they do is just looking juvenile at this point.

  • kma99

    lol In preview status right now and you write have the nerve to write about this lol. what do you expect for a beta? Did PS now have hundreds of games at initial start up? bet you guys didn’t write about that.

  • Starman

    Always down playing what MS does , but sony comes out with nothing and y’all go ape-sht over it …GTFO

  • doplerradar

    The games listed are for preview members with more than 100 games coming when the service launches. Fallout 3 will be backwards compatible as well as a few Tom Clancy games.


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