It’s almost a year since Xbox One surprised everyone by announcing Xbox 360 games will become playable via backward compatibility on the Xbox One platform. It has been one of the biggest and most commendable moves by one of the biggest gaming companies, and we have been with them every step of the way.
Xbox One’s backward compatible list have been growing week after week, month after month, and we are already at more than 200 Xbox 360 titles available on the latest Xbox console. Halo: Reach and Call of Duty: Black Ops have finally made it into the backward compatible list, alongside other Xbox fan franchise favorites Gears of War and Fallout. But to add to the list, seven more exciting titles are on their way to the Xbox One.
Amazon has put up new listings of old Xbox 360 games labeled as “Plays On Xbox One.” Some titles have no glaring “Plays On Xbox One” on the cover, but since these titles are already available since time immemorial on the Xbox 360, relisting them with a new release date means only one thing: these Xbox 360 titles are coming to the new console. These titles are already available for pre-order right now, but the digital codes for the games will be available at different schedules.
The earliest game that will be available on Xbox One is Skate 2, the second installment in the sandbox skateboarding video game developed and published by Electronic Arts. According to the Amazon listing, Skate 2 will become available to Xbox One consoles by June 3.
Also upcoming is the third Fable title to come to Xbox One’s backward compatible list. Fable Anniversary is a re-release of the first installment in the Fable franchise by Lionhead Studios for Xbox 360 and PC. Relive the experience of being a hero in a small town in 2004’s top selling Fable Anniversary, on Xbox One by June 7 for $39.99.
We all know that E3 2016 is right around the corner. This year, E3 2016 will come to Los Angeles from June 14-16 to bring us the latest and hottest in the gaming world. Expect more virtual reality updates, more blockbuster titles, and more exciting remakes on the way. Coinciding with the first day of the E3 are three new listings that are sure to make their way to the Xbox One.
First is Burnout Revenge, the fourth in the Burnout series but the first in the franchise to make it into the Xbox One backward compatible list. A racing game published by Electronic Arts, this is quite a throwback arcade that will get your juices pumping in a fast-paced racing experience. Burnout Revenge will be available for $14.99.
Fight Night Round 4 is also releasing its Xbox One backward compatible version on the 14th, also for $14.99. Released in 2006, Fight Night Round 4 was not the fan favorite in the franchise, but still quite an action-filled game to play.
Dragon Age II is probably the most exciting title to hit the Xbox One backward compatible game list. For only $19.99, you can get your hands on, or get to relive, the tale of Dragon Age II and get to be a human mage, warrior, or rogue, rising above the political and social conflict of the era as a legendary champion. Since all three titles are by EA, the coming of Burnout, Fight Night, and Dragon Age are sure to be announced by EA on or before their E3 2016 presentation.
Watch some of Dragon Age II’s wittiest moments below as we stay tuned for its release.
Much later than the rest, on July 1, you can get Crackdown 2 on Xbox One for $19.99. And if you’re more of a Need for Speed person than Burnout,Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is hot on its way to the Xbox One backward compatible list, too. The only listing that is still currently unavailable, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit should be coming around alongside the others on or after E3 2016.
Microsoft is hard at work to bring more Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One, surely to keep its loyal patrons and happy and draw more players to the console. For the full list of Xbox One backward compatible titles, check the Xbox One website here.
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