Original Borderlands Receiving Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Posted 1 year ago

The original Borderlands has made it on the backwards compatibility list for the Xbox One. If you’re part of the Xbox One Preview Program then you can experience the wide world of Pandora once again in its original glory.

The stable of backwards compatible Xbox One games has grown by one.

When Borderlands came out in 2009 it gave us a tremendously fun and witty futuristic loot-driven FPS with a continual profusion of content on the cell-shaded world of Pandora. Many people thoroughly enjoyed many hundreds (if not thousands) of hours in Borderlands, and 2K wants to help you continue enjoy it in the future.

“We are proud to support Xbox One Backward Compatibility by bringing the complete, original Borderlands to Xbox One, including all downloadable content. 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.”

– Christoph Hartmann, President of 2K Games.

Thus far it seems that the backwards compatibility feature hasn’t quite been appreciated as much as perhaps Microsoft has wanted. The performance of games being played from within the Xbox 360 virtual machine tend towards poorer performance, though not always. Re-living those memories from older games can be a joy, certainly, but because these games have to specifically have profiles so they can be played properly, what does this mean with the seemingly large business of remakes and remasters? Does this mean less work on backwards compatibility?


Regardless of whether you find it useful, it still remains one feature that isn’t available on the PlayStation 4. There are currently 23 games that are backwards compatible with more on the way in the future.

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Games available right now:

  1. A Kingdom for Keflings
  2. A World of Keflings
  3. Alien Hominid HD
  4. Banjo-Kazooie
  5. Banjo-Tooie
  6. BattleBlock Theater
  7. Defense Grid
  8. Gears of War
  9. Geometry Wars Evolved
  10. Hexic HD
  11. Jetpac Refuelled
  12. Kameo
  13. Mass Effect
  14. N+
  15. Perfect Dark
  16. Perfect Dark Zero
  17. Shadow Complex
  18. Super Meat Boy
  19. Toy Soldiers
  20. Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  21. Viva Piñata
  22. Viva Piñata: TIP
  23. Zuma




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