Xbox Preview members get another addition to the growing Xbox One Backwards Compatibility catalogue today. Borderlands will be one of more than 100 Xbox 360 games playable on the Xbox One when it officially launches in November. Xbox Preview members can fire it up today if they own it.
Major Nelson says you can carry over previously-saved files, game add-ons and achievements from the Xbox 360 version.
“We are proud to support Xbox One Backward Compatibility by bringing the complete, original Borderlands to Xbox One, including all downloadable content,” said 2K President Christoph Hartmann. “We know many of our fans have put in dozens, even hundreds, of hours exploring the world of Pandora on their Xbox 360, and now they can continue their adventures on Xbox One.”
Borderlands marks the 24th Xbox 360 game added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program. And it indicates 2K support for the feature. With the inclusion of Borderlands, the possibility of other 2K Xbox 360 games coming to Xbox One just jumped big time. That means BioShock, Spec Ops: The Line, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, The Darkness and more are all likely possibilities to be included via Xbox One Backwards Compatibility.
Current and Planned Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games
Ok, so Borderlands makes 24 current Xbox One Backwards Compatibility games. We know more than 100 will be available this November. We also know several Xbox 360 games that are coming soon.
Gears of War 2, 3 and Judgment are included for those who play the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition before the end of the year.
Fallout 3 is coming to Xbox One for those who pre-order Fallout 4.
Rainbow Six Vegas 1 and 2 are included with copies of Rainbow Six Siege.
That brings us to 31 Xbox 360 games. We also know that Square Enix, Ubisoft and 2K are open to the idea of bringing their Xbox 360 games to Xbox One. Several notable publishers have still given no indication about bringing their games to Xbox One. Activision and Take-Two are the biggest holdouts.
Xbox’s Feedback poll shows Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and Skyrim are the top 3 most requested Xbox 360 games. The rest of the first page is filled with Call of Duty, GTA, Fallout, Mass Effect and BioShock.
There’s still at least 70 Xbox 360 games coming that we don’t know about. I’m sure some of these will be Xbox 360 arcade games. But it will be interesting to if Activision and Take Two respond to the legions of fans who want to see Call of Duty and Red Dead Redemption on Xbox One. Will it be by November? Time will tell.