There are some backwards compatible titles that we’ve been screaming out for ever since Microsoft announced the feature. Games like the Bioshock trilogy and Call of Duty: Black Ops have long topped the list of requested backwards compatible titles, although the Xbox chiefs don’t like to mention them.
And now the games have been totally wiped from the Xbox’s official American BC page. Before today, visitors could scroll to the bottom of the page and find this…
Now, that feature has been removed (You can see what it looked like here), leading to a flurry of conspiracy theories. Are Xbox dropping BC just as they’ve managed to solve the multi-disc issue? Is Sony’s sweetheart deal with Call of Duty making Black Ops awkward for Microsoft? Others have wondered whether this is a build-up to a big and exciting announcement from Xbox.
On the other hand, it may just be a bit of house-keeping on Microsoft’s part; the rest of the page has had an overhaul, and looks a lot cleaner in layout. The page now prominently features some of the latest BC releases on the banner image, and includes a top section showing the latest additions.
What’s most odd is that, at the time of writing, the site remains totally intact when visiting the UK site. If it disappears from there too, then the theories might be right, especially this close to one of the most wildly unpredictable E3’s yet.
For a full list of backwards compatible titles on Xbox, you can check out all currently available games here.