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Over A Hundred Xbox 360 Games Now Playable On Xbox One, Courtesy Backward Compatibility

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Game Fans are in for a treat as Microsoft has announced, that starting this Thursday, a whole sackful of Xbox 360 games will be playable on the latest Xbox One. And to gild the lily, the feature is completely free of cost.

The company had announced this feature back in June and as promised, the first batch of over 100 games — a hundred and four to be exact — including Fable II, Fallout 3, Gears of War is finally here. However, some popular titles that were being eagerly anticipated are absent — perhaps for inclusion into the next batch of 100 games, which is already set to come with titles like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops 1, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3.

Microsoft has done its best to keep the transition as hassle free as possible. For users who purchased and downloaded a game directly on their Xbox 360 via the online store, the game will become available to download and play when they access your game library via the Xbox One as well. On the other hand, users with a disc of the game on their hands can pop it straight into the Xbox One and get into the action.

As for how  it works, Microsoft has developed a patch for each of these games which is downloaded as soon as you pop in your 360 DVD into the system and Bingo! You Xbox One now supports the game.

Here is the complete list of the games that are now supported by the Xbox One.

A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Assassin’s Creed II
Asteroids & Deluxe
Banjo Kazooie: N n B
BattleBlock Theater
Bejeweled 2
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Call of Juarez Gunslinger
Castle Crashers
Centipede & Millipede
Crazy Taxi
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Defense Grid
DiRT 3
DiRT Showdown
Discs of Tron
Doom II
Dungeon Siege III
Earthworm Jim HD
Fable II
Fallout 3
Feeding Frenzy 2
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Golden Axe
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hardwood Backgammon
Hardwood Hearts
Hardwood Spades
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Ikaruga Arcade
Jetpac Refuelled
Joy Ride Turbo
Just Cause 2
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: TCS
Lode Runner
Mass Effect
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Mirror’s Edge
Missile Command
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island 2: SE
Monkey Island: SE
Ms. Splosion Man
Mutant Blobs Attack
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
NiGHTS into dreams…
OF: Dragon Rising
Pac-Man C.E.
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds
Pinball FX
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia
Putty Squad
R-Type Dimensions
Rayman 3 HD
Sacred Citadel
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Shadow Complex
Sonic CD
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Super Meat Boy Arcade
Supreme Commander 2
The Stick of Truth
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas2
Torchlight Arcade
Toy Soldiers Arcade
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Tron: Evolution
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: TIP
Wolfenstein 3D

Apart from backward compatibility, Microsoft also took the occasion to announce a software update for the Xbox One which comes with a brand new, faster user interface although Microsoft is sticking to its schedule of integrating Cortana with the Xbox One, next year.

Lets see if the Backward Compatibility feature and the corresponding increase in the number of titles available for gameplay, manages to significantly boosts sales of the One in the holiday season, which is probably what was on Microsoft’s mind — or should we say processor? — when the company decided to come out with the feature, and in fact, choose to make it completely free of extra charges!


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