The folks at Xbox are fond of telling us how much time we are spending on our Xbox Ones. More than 21 million hours. That’s how long all of us have spent playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility games. And I have contributed all of about 15 minutes on Mass Effect. Sorry Microsoft, still waiting on Black Ops or Red Dead Redemption.
The latest batch of Xbox One Backward Compatibility games is here. There might be something you like. Maybe.
Aegis Wing Age of Booty Counter-Strike: GO Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad Sam & Max Save the World Skullgirls Small Arms Soulcalibur Space Giraffe The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
There you have it. 9 arcade games and 1 retail game. Damn Microsoft, slow down. There’s too much good stuff. Kidding aside, there’s no reason not to download The Witcher 2. It’s free until February 5th.
A big change coming
Major Nelson drops news on a big change coming. Going forward, the Xbox team will release Backward Compatible games as they are ready. Cool. Waiting each month to see what’s available was getting old. And I’m sure the folks at Microsoft get tired of being asked when the latest batch of games are coming. Better to just release them as they are ready.
Now, give me Black Ops already. I want to play Zombies that doesn’t involve me solving random ass easter egg puzzles just to get to the ‘Pack a Punch.’ I’m glad some of you like that stuff. Me? I’m just here to blow zombies up. I don’t care about the story or the puzzles. Just give me a Ray Gun and let me go to town for a couple of hours.
What games we should expect soon?
Microsoft needs to get approval from publishers first before any games can be played on Xbox One. After that, the Xbox team needs to make sure the games run decent enough. That can be a bit hit or miss according to this Digital Foundry video.
Here’s a list of games that are coming to Xbox One BC. For sure.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Bioshock series (1, 2 and Infinite) Halo Wars Skate 3
Past these games, it’s up to the publishers to approve them and for them to run decent enough to release. We’re all still waiting on Red Dead Redemption. Barring a complete remaster, I think it’s coming.
Give me some more obscure games you would like to see playable on Xbox One.