Call of Duty: Black Ops II is now available for play on the Xbox One via the magic of selective backwards compatibility. The shooter has been topping BC request charts since Xbox One backwards compatibility became a thing. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!
Xbox’s Larry Hryb has announced via Twitter that Activision and Treyarch’s Call of Duty: Black Ops II is following Black Ops and coming to Xbox One via Backward Compatibility today. The news came via the following tweet: …Read More The post Call of Duty: Black Ops II Added to Xbox One’s Backward Compatibility Library by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.
Xbox One’s latest arrivals for backwards compatible titles include Assassin’s Creed Rogue, Borderlands 2, and many others for the week. …Read More The post Borderlands 2, Assassin’s Creed Rogue, and More Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility by Ryan Meitzler appeared first on DualShockers.
One of the most touted features of the Xbox One is its ability to play Xbox 360 games via backwards compatibility. Ever since the feature was launched in 2015, Xbox One owners have been able to play a great deal of 360 games. Given Microsoft’s push toward PC gaming, many wondered if Xbox 360 backwards compatibility would one day be available on PC. Xbox head, Phil Spencer, is known for answering fans’ questions on Twitter. Recently, a follower asked him about the possibility of seeing Xbox 360 games on PC. Spencer gave a direct, if noncommittal answer. @Micro_666 @TobiasFoxtail Running BC reliably on all the different PC HW configs would be a lot more work than XB1, but never say never. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) February 7, 2017 There are numerous PC configurations out there. Because of that, it’s understandable why Spencer believes getting 360 games to run on PC would be difficult. At the same time, it was also said that the Xbox One would never get Xbox 360 backwards compatibility. That obviously hasn’t been the case, as anyone who has played a 360 game on Xbox One can attest READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!
Xbox One Backward Compatibility List Expands A few days ago we told you how Larry ‘Major Nelson’ Hryb was fed up with Xbox users repeatedly asking him on social media about whether or not Call of Duty: Black Ops II will be made available via backwards compatibility on the Xbox One. Today, another batch of Xbox 360 games has been made available on Xbox One via the console’s backward compatibility service. Unfortunately, Black Ops II is not one of them. Microsoft announced that Battlefield 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and Dragon Age: Origins have joined the lineup, along with Ghostbusters and Scrap Metal. If you already own any of the games included, they should show up directly in your library, ready to be downloaded. That said Battlefield 3 will require a hard copy to work. The full list is as follows: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Battlefield 3 (requires disc) Dragon Age: Origins Ghostbusters Scrap Metal The Splatters Strania Microsoft confirmed last month that the number of titles available on the service had surpassed the 300 mark, having celebrated the milestone by offering Mistwalker’s JRPG Lost Odyssey for free to all Xbox One owners. Likewise, it was announced earlier this month…
The Xbox One has very few advantages over its main rival the PS4, but one key area where Microsoft has outdone Sony is backwards compatibility. Slowly but surely Microsoft has been unlocking the Xbox 360’s huge library of games and allowing the original discs to play when inserted into the Xbox One. Now it seems, there’s a chance that compatibility could jump back another generation and unlock those original Xbox games you have gathering dust on your shelf. Although it’s not happening yet, Phil Spencer has confirmed on Twitter that it’s something he’d very much like to do: @James1o1o We haven’t ruled it out but we aren’t working on it right now. I’d like to find the time to do it. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) October 12, 2016 In total, there were 1,045 game released for the original Xbox. That includes 289 exclusive to North America, 96 exclusive to Europe, and 44 exclusive to Japan. When the Xbox 360 was launched backwards compatibility was touted, but mostly treated as an afterthought. Only a small subset of Xbox games ended up working on the 360, and even then some of them didn’t work well (artifacts, software errors etc.). [embedded content] Adding…