To date, millions of Xbox gamers around the world have logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility games. Today more titles are being added to that list and to say the selection could be seen as underwhelming is an understatement.
The new list of games includes:
- Aegis Wing
- Age of Booty
- Counter-Strike: GO
- Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
- Sam & Max Save the World
- Small Arms
- Space Giraffe
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
That’s right, ten titles, every last one of them an arcade game with the exception of The Witcher 2. Definitely not the news that those eagerly awaiting the next backwards compatible update wanted to read.
It’s not all doom and gloom though because it seems as though a lot more focus will be going into backwards compatibility from here on in if the below from Major Nelson is to be believed.
“In addition to adding a few new titles to the backward compatibility list, we’re also going to start releasing titles as they become available rather than a set monthly launch date. 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.”
Along side this announcement comes the news that Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners in select regions can download The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for free on Xbox.com anytime between now and February 5. That’s good news right? Well as you know good news comes hand in hand with bad news 9 times out of 10 and that bad news is that the UK isn’t one of the select regions so even though it is backwards compatible it’s not available for free over here, although it could be possible we’ll see it soon.
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Source: Major Nelson