Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Update: Call of Duty, Burnout Paradise, LEGO Games, Mass Effect Added to List?

By Jermaine D. Delos Santos, Posted: 09/22/16 05:00AM EDT
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility with Gears of War 3
Test run of Xbox One's Backwards Compatibility with the game, Gears of War 3 as seen in split screen.(Photo : GamesRadar / YouTube)

Ever since Microsoft officially announced its current-gen console, the Xbox One's backwards compatibility to select games from its previous generation console, many were ecstatic of being able totheir Xbox 360 games again on their upgraded unit.

But as the initial stages of the program was very limited in scope, Xbox gamers were hopeful of having a greater selection in it. And based on their recent decisions, Microsoft seemed to have listened.

In fact, the recent changes that will happen to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility is not going to be small and in between releases, it is going to be massive as a single update. This means that a ton of Xbox 360 games will now be made playable on the Xbox One and is something Xbox fan boys are hoping for.

According to Microsoft executive himself, Phil Spencer, as reported by Express UK, big games like the Call of Duty series and Mass Effect, will be playable on the Xbox One, where as other rumored titles like the LEGO games are still for future consideration.

Criterion, the game developer behind Burnout Paradise, on the other hand, is already working on the game to become playable on the latest-generation console. Although many other notable games mentioned for addition to the list still has not come to fruition like EA's Skate 3, for instance, Phil Spencer is reassuring their loyal fans that he "really wants to get it done."

Other high popularity games from Bethesda like BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite were all also announced for backwards compatibility but also have not yet arrived. According to GameSpot, games, mostly voted by fans to be added on the Backwards-compatibility list, include Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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