The Xbox One backwards compatibility program has been one of the big hits to come out of the Phil Spencer-led reinvigoration of the brand.
Since the program’s reveal at E3 2015, Xbox fans have been clamouring for more releases, with the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Call Of Duty: Black Ops generating plenty of attention from nostalgic gamers.
There are more games on the way, even in the face of a shifting business model whereby major publishers completely re-master and re-release old games. We saw it recently with Skyrim and Modern Warfare Remastered.
Both of those games remain among the most wanted Xbox 360 games, and Spencer says more “fan favourites are on the way”.
“[The] backwards compatibility team just sent me their planned November list, looks to be a great BC month, landing some of top fan requests,” Spencer said in response to a fan’s Tweet.
It seems unlikely that any of the Modern Warfare games would get the BC update, seeing as though Activision seems intent on remastering those to accompany new Call Of Duty releases.
However, there are still plenty of big-name releases from last generation that could very well get approval into the program.
Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3 are both in the top 10, as is Grand Theft Auto IV. Arkham Knight just saw a re-release in the form of Return To Arkham, so don’t expect that to come to BC. Battlefield 3 and Oblivion are two other acclaimed Xbox 360 games that may very well see their way over to Xbox One, particularly the former with EA having recently released all DLC for free.
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