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Xbox One backwards compatibility: tell Microsoft what games you want next

Jonathan Lester
Xbox 360 games, Xbox One Games

Xbox One backwards compatibility: tell Microsoft what games you want next

Microsoft has promised that Xbox One backwards compatibility will launch with over 100 games this holiday season... and wants to know what games you want.

Just head over to the Xbox Feedback forums and vote, though a lot of users already have a head start and some key trends are forming.

Red Dead Redemption, Call Of Duty: Black Ops II, Skyrim, Halo: Reach and Modern Warfare 2 are currently the top five user picks.

Sadly no sign of Ace Combat 6, Project Sylpheed, Shadow Complex or other niche exclusives on there yet. It's a shame, as Microsoft will need a nudge to bring smaller left-field titles into the fold.

It's worth noting that Microsoft has pledged to sort Fallout 3, Rainbow Six Vegas and Rainbow Six Vegas 2, so don't throw your votes away on those.

Anyway, tell us: what Xbox 360 games do you want to see backwards compatible on Xbox One?

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Late  Jun. 19, 2015 at 11:38

I've voted for The Orange Box. Surprised to see it down in 37th place.

JonLester  Jun. 19, 2015 at 11:58

That's a good call. Great value and will make the entire Half Life 2 experience playable on Xbox One before Half Life 3... totally doesn't release.

Think a lot of gamers need to realise that many of the 'big' AAAs will be coming over anyway and that they need to make their voices heard on smaller niche titles, or left-field gems, or XBLA.

It's almost like someone should write an article about it that's going live in 2 minutes. :D

Last edited by JonLester, Jun. 19, 2015 at 11:58
Late  Jun. 19, 2015 at 12:20

Well that's fortuitous!

tr0r  Jun. 20, 2015 at 02:25

Out of interest, for those who've been able to try it out, do the game run / look any better on the XB1 compared to the native platform? Surely having more umph under the hood should help out with things.

Late  Jun. 20, 2015 at 09:16

I've only had a quick blast on one game - Super Meat Boy.
Aside from it taking a minute or so to get the game up and running (not sure if that's a first play thing or every time) it seemed indistinguishable from playing it on the 360 or on the pc. Perhaps not the best test, though, with its deliberately blocky retro style, and lack of speech etc.

A better test would appear to be Mass Effect - and someone's done a great comparison review here:
Essentially, the xbox One emulated version performs slightly better than the xbox 360 version in instances where the 360 originally struggled - so loading times are improved, texture pop-in is reduced, and frame rates are improved (except in instances where they've enabled v-synch to remove screen-tearing - at which times the image quality improves but sometimes at the expense of the frame rate). I wouldn't be surprised to hear draw distances are improved in some games too, but have no evidence of that - I guess it comes down to the coding of the individual game.

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