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New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games Announced, Microsoft Changing Future Release Schedule

by Kyle Hanson


Xbox One gamers have quickly gotten used to having new games added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility list every month. However, Microsoft is altering their plans for the feature, going from a monthly release, to something a bit more immediate.

Starting today, new Xbox One Backwards Compatible games will be released as soon as they become available, rather than waiting for a monthly release of all new titles. “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.”

The news comes as Microsoft unveils a few new games being added to the feature, which allows gamers to play Xbox 360 titles on their Xbox One. Those games are: Aegis Wing, Age of Booty, Counter-Strike: GO, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad, Sam & Max Save the World, Skullgirls, Small Arms, Soulcalibur, Space Giraffe, and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

Some really big titles got added this month, with Counter-Strike: GO, Soulcalibur, and The Witcher 2 being the main headliners. They join over a hundred other games that are already backwards compatible on Xbox One. And as a special bonus, The Witcher 2 is currently free for most Xbox owners on the Xbox Game Store.

With the new release schedule we should see more games added throughout the month, so be sure to keep checking back for updates as they are revealed. You can also check the full list of Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games, which is kept up to date most of the time.

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