Microsoft has made changes to how it rolls out its Xbox 360 games that will be playable on the Xbox One, gadgets.ndtv.com reports. Games to be released earlier would be made available to the public in batches; with the first set consisting of an astonishing 104 games, while the second batch had a modest 16.
Microsoft will now release backwards compatible Xbox One titles as soon as they are available rather than waiting and releasing them in a bunch.
“Based on your feedback, the Xbox Engineering team will start to pilot a new way to launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Starting today, we’ll release titles as they become available, rather than a set monthly launch date,” a post on Xbox Wire reads. “What this means for you is that you won’t have to wait to find out the latest titles; we’ll release whatever is available, when they’re available, once each title has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.”
Microsoft is also adding a dedicated page for backwards compatibility. You can find a complete list of titles here. The company has also provided a list of new backwards compatibility titles. The new list includes classics such as The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings and Counter Strike: Global Offensive. A complete list of the games is made available below:
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Sam & Max Save the World
- Aegis Wing
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Age of Booty
- Space Giraffe
- Skull girls
- Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
- Small Arms
Microsoft also assured its loyal fans who didn’t have the benefit of having their favourite Xbox 360 titles included among the list of its plans to “grow” its library of Xbox One Backwards Compatibility titles. However, fans whose favourite Xbox 360 titles were not included are encouraged to keep voting at Xbox Feedback.
“Don’t see one of your favorite Xbox 360 titles that you want to play on Xbox One? Keep voting at Xbox Feedback. We’re continuing to work with our publishing partners to grow our library of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Stay tuned for more,” the company added.
The company has also made it known that The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is free for Xbox One and Xbox 360 users in specific territories including US, Canada, United Kingdom, France, and Germany from January 21 to February 5. However, gadget.ndtv.com reports that no mention of India was made, while attempts to log into its Indian Xbox Live account showed an error message, with a clear message that the offer is not valid for the region.
Fans will be able to find their favourite content including roundups of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles recently released as well as spotlight on their favourite titles added to the program.
The company also revealed that millions of Xbox gamers around the world have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox Backward Compatibility games; and promised to continue to do more to make its gamers happy.