Xbox One – How Far Are They Taking Backwards Compatibility?
One of the features that the Xbox One does currently have over its competitor, Sony’s PlayStation 4, is that they offer free backwards capability if you already own the title available – or you can simply buy whatever title you desire for a much cheaper price. This feature has been a huge shining point for Microsoft’s console and the list of games eligible for backwards capability grows every single month.
Phil Spencer, head of Xbox, delves into what the program is about and what the future of it holds for fans. They have consistently listened to fan’s desires and updated titles when they can, though there is much more to the process than simply ‘Woop! It’s now available!’ Titles such as Red Dead Redemption, the first Mass Effect, and a few Call of Duty titles are among those frequently asked for.
When Spencer was asked about the possibility of titles such as Call of Duty: Black Ops II becoming available, he had this to say, which avoided the question, but did not outright say no:
I like the progress on backwards compatibility, we’d like to have ALL work on third party games is always a partnership with the publisher.
Currently Black Ops II is the “most-requested” title to be added to this program with over 193,000 votes. Community demand is a huge factor but at the end of the day, it still remains up to the publisher. New titles that were added for the month of October include Jurassic Park: The Game, Tour de France 2011, Dragon’s Lair, and Battlestations: Midway.
So what say you, Gamers? What titles would YOU like to see on the list soon?
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With an arguably unhealthy obsession with Mass Effect, Liana has been an avid collector of gaming and comic memorabilia for well over two decades. With a passion for writing, gaming, and comics - she is currently working as Editor-in-Chief for the revival of Prima Games, with previous managing editor experience with several gaming publications including ComicBook.com, The Hollywood Reporter, TwinGalaxies, and other outlets. She is also the Co-Owner and Managing Editor for DFTG. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, as well as several Facebook communities online.