Gamers | Microsoft announces first set of games supported by Xbox One backwards compatibility

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The Xbox One will be seeing a large scale update, bringing a range of new features to the console, while improving overall speed and stability. The update is largely influenced by Windows 10 and will run on the same kernel used by many other existing versions of the operating system.

Arguably one of the biggest additions included with this update is the ability to play select Xbox 360 games on Xbox One hardware. Games supported by the program will run in an emulation of the Xbox 360 operating system, made possible with technologies offered by Windows 10. Today, it was announced via the Xbox Wire blog that 104 titles will be supported on November 12th, with a more titles arriving in December.

The following games are supported by backwards compatibility, and will be playable on November 12th when the update arrives publicly:

A Kingdom for Keflings
Lode Runner™
A World of Keflings
LUMINES LIVE!
Alien Hominid HD
Mass Effect™
Assassin’s Creed II
Metal Slug 3
Asteroids & Deluxe
Metal Slug XX
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™
Banjo-Kazooie®
Mirror’s Edge™
Banjo-Tooie®
Missile Command
BattleBlock Theater
Monday Night Combat
Bejeweled 2
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Ms. Splosion Man™
Blood of the Werewolf
Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
BloodRayne: Betrayal
N+
Borderlands
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Call of Juarez® Gunslinger
NiGHTS into dreams…
Castle Crashers
Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising
CastleStorm
Pac-Man: Championship Edition™
Centipede & Millipede
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Perfect Dark
Crazy Taxi™
Perfect Dark Zero
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Pinball FX™
DiRT 3
Plants vs. Zombies
DiRT Showdown
Prince of Persia
Discs of Tron
Putty Squad
Doom
Rayman 3 HD
Doom II
R-Type Dimensions™
Dungeon Siege III
Sacred Citadel
Earthworm Jim HD
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Fable II
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Fallout 3
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Feeding Frenzy
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Shadow Complex
Gears of War
Sonic CD
Gears of War 2
Sonic The Hedgehog
Gears of War 3
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Gears of War: Judgment
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Golden Axe™
Super Meat Boy
Halo: Spartan Assault
Supreme Commander 2
Hardwood Backgammon®
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Hardwood Hearts®
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
Hardwood Spades®
South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Heavy Weapon
Torchlight
Hexic HD
Toy Soldiers
Ikaruga
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Jetpac Refuelled
Tron: Evolution
Joy Ride Turbo
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Just Cause 2
Viva Piñata
Kameo™: Elements of Power
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
Wolfenstein 3D
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Zuma

It may be disappointing to see some classic titles absent from the list, however it has been confirmed that select games from the Call of Duty, Bioshock and Halo franchises will be arriving in the near future. The above list largely consists of games published by Microsoft Studios, therefore it is safe to assume that a wider range of titles will be supported in the coming months, as more publishers show their interest in the program.

Source | neowin

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