One of the biggest features of the original Xbox 360 was the ability to play old Xbox games. That’s a great marketing carrot to roll out, because there are a lot of great games and it’s not always easy to remake or port them over to the next gaming system. Without that planned obsolescence, it’s easy to increase sales, and Microsoft has been very cooperative with game developing partners in this regard. It gets more difficult every time, but it keeps happening time and time again. Microsoft has announced the first batch of backwards-compatible Xbox One games.
The first collection of 104 games is coming out soon, thanks to some huge updates coming down the pike. A lot of them will be Xbox Live Arcade games, but there are some AAA titles involved, like Fallout 3, Assassins Creed II, and South Park: The Stick Of Truth. It’s going to be the first of a series of updates, with other games being added to the backwards compatible list monthly from a variety of publishers.Technorati Tags: backwards compatible games, backwards compatible xbox games, microsoft xbox games, Xbox, xbox 360, xbox backwards compatible games, xbox one