Xbox One Backward Compatibility adds 10 new Xbox 360 games to list

Microsoft announces ten new Xbox 360 games compatible with Xbox One, and promises new titles to be released as they become ready.

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As promised, Microsoft continues to expand the library of Xbox 360 games playable on Xbox One through the Backward Compatibility feature. Back in November, the software giant released the first major update moving its game console from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. On top of a number of new features and improvements, Microsoft also added an Xbox 360 emulator to allow user to play games from the previous generation on Xbox One.

While not every Xbox 360 games is playable on Xbox One, Microsoft initially revealed a list with over 100 games compatible using the emulator, and promised that new games will be added to Xbox One Backward Compatibility list each month.

Now the company is announcing 10 new Xbox 360 games that are now playable on Xbox One. In addition, Microsoft is also saying that users will no longer have to wait to a certain day of the month to know which new titles are available. Moving forward the company will release titles once they receive the stamp of approval from the engineering team and publisher.

January Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles

Content TitleContent TypePublisherStatus
The Witcher 2: Assassins of KingsGames On DemandCD Projekt RedNEW
Sam & Max Save the WorldArcadeMicrosoft StudiosNEW
Aegis WingArcadeXbox LIVE ArcadeNEW
Counter-Strike: GOArcadeValve CorporationNEW
Age of BootyArcadeCapcomNEW
Space GiraffeArcadeMicrosoft StudiosNEW
SoulcaliburArcadeNamcoNEW
SkullgirlsArcadeMarvelousAQLNEW
Jeremy McGrath’s OffroadArcadeD3PublisherNEW
Small ArmsArcadeMicrosoft StudiosNEW

Finally, on select regions, Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners can download The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for free until February 5th.

Source Major Nelson