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Red Dead No Longer Tops Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

by William Schwartz


Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, set fans into rapturous applause when he announced at E3 that the Xbox One was set to receive full and native backwards compatibility. Microsoft published a list of over 100 games that will be the first to function when the backwards compatibility feature goes live later in the year.

There were some significant titles absent from the list, so, over the past month or so, Microsoft has been asking for your feedback on what games you’d like to see be made available for backwards compatibility in the future.

From the very beginning, Rockstar’s open world western adventure, Red Dead Redemption, has topped the list, but it has now been overtaken. Perhaps rather unsurprisingly, a Call of Duty game now tops the list, specifically Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II.

At the time of writing, Black Ops II sits at just over 78,000 votes, with Red Dead Redemption a little further behind at just under 76,000. Skyrim is firmly in third place, with 71,000 votes, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Halo: Reach round off the top five, with 63,200 and 62,000 votes respectively.

Backwards compatibility is only available to Xbox One Preview Members as things stand, so why not check out our article on how to become a member of the Xbox One Preview Program. In the interim, you can head on over and vote for the game you’d most like to see made available on Xbox One.

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