Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Official, Coming November 12th, 104 Games and Counting

Jeff Williams

Xbox One backwards compatibility with Xbox 360 games was quite the surprise when it was announced at E3 this year. It might not be the one feature that differentiates the Xbox One from the competition, but it's one feature that the others don't have.

Now that backwards compatibility is official with the new Xbox One Experience, coming November 12th. And they have 104 games that'll be officially compatible on launch.

Backwards compatibility for the Xbox One will have all the classics when it finally officially arrives.

Microsoft has just announced when the backwards compatibility feature will be be launched with the new Xbox One Experience coming out November 12th. 104 games will start off and more on the way in the future. All Xbox 360 games that are offered with the Games for Gold promotion will be downloadable on the Xbox One and fully backwards compatible.

The decision to include this functionality in the Xbox One is a way to entice still owners of the Xbox One to upgrade, ensuring that physical libraries of games won't just become useless coasters. Microsoft is committed to ensuring that gaming can be enjoyed on many different levels. There are still quite a few fantastic games to be played on the Xbox 360, so why waste the opportunity to make money as well as keep gamers happy.

At Xbox, we believe that gaming is universal and should be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere. Our philosophy since launching Xbox One two years ago has been to put gamers at the center of everything we do and create the best, most seamless gaming experience possible. We’re taking a major step forward in that journey on November 12 when we start rolling out the New Xbox One Experience with Xbox One Backward Compatibility.

Games that'll be available when it arrives on the 12th:

Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility
A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Assassin’s Creed II
Asteroids & Deluxe
Banjo Kazooie®: Nuts & Bolts
BattleBlock Theater
Bejeweled 2
Bellator: MMA Onslaught
Beyond Good & Evil HD
Blood of the Werewolf
BloodRayne: Betrayal
Call of Juarez®
Castle Crashers
Centipede & Millipede
Condemned: Criminal Origins
Crazy Taxi™
Deadliest Warrior: Legends
Defense Grid: The Awakening
DiRT 3
DiRT Showdown
Discs of Tron
Doom II
Dungeon Siege III
Earthworm Jim HD
Fable II
Fallout 3
Feeding Frenzy
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown
Gears of War
Gears of War 2
Gears of War 3
Gears of War: Judgment
Golden Axe™
Halo: Spartan Assault
Hardwood Backgammon®
Hardwood Hearts®
Hardwood Spades®
Heavy Weapon
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Joy Ride Turbo
Just Cause 2
Kameo™: Elements of Power
LEGO Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game
LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga
Lode Runner™
Mass Effect™
Metal Slug 3
Metal Slug XX
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes™
Mirror’s Edge™
Missile Command
Monday Night Combat
Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Monkey Island: Special Edition
Ms. Splosion Man™
Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
NiGHTS into dreams…
Operation Flashpoint™: Dragon Rising
Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Pac-Man: Championship Edition™
Perfect Dark
Perfect Dark Zero
Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Pinball FX™
Plants vs. Zombies
Prince of Persia
Putty Squad
R-Type Dimensions™
Rayman 3 HD
Sacred Citadel
Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Shadow Complex
Sonic CD
Sonic The Hedgehog
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Sonic The Hedgehog 3
South Park: The Stick of Truth™
Super Meat Boy
Supreme Commander 2
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas
Tom Clancy’s RainbowSix Vegas 2
Toy Soldiers
Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Tron: Evolution
Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Viva Piñata
Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Wolfenstein 3D
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