The sainted Major Nelson has announced on Twitter that there are three new games coming to backwards compatibility.
Sniper Elite V2, Far Cry 2 and Driver San Francisco (available on disc or digitally if previously purchased) are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQpic.twitter.com/TEuMUtcyNk
— Larry Hryb🎮🎙📺 (@majornelson) January 16, 2018
Sniper Elite V2 is a third person tactical shooter that is set during the battle of Berlin in 1945. It is a game that seemed to revolutionise the concept of sniper shooters although upon its release it didn’t seem as popular as the first game in the series.
Driver San Francisco, released in 2011 had one very unique feature that set it apart from its competition. It had something called the Shift feature that allowed the protagonist, Tanner, to teleport from one vehicle to another. This made for a very different and very varied experience in a genre which, at the time, was becoming rather stale.
Far Cry 2 is an open world shooter developed by Ubisoft and released in 2008. Set in Africa the game featured several different kinds of landscapes and was an exciting, if somewhat frustrating, sequel to the first Far Cry game. The game was criticised for some of the glitches that occurred but for the time the game was huge and the gameplay, when functioning correctly was incredible. At the time it was praised for having the best fire effects of any game.