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News Three More Games Added to Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program

News Bot Nov 22, 2016

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    Three more Xbox 360 games are playable on Xbox One, as Burnout Paradise, Rayman Legends, and Pure join the backwards compatibility catalog today. This was announced on Twitter by Microsoft's Major Nelson.

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    Burnout Paradise joining the catalog is no surprise at all, given that the game's developer, Criterion, announced plans to bring the game to Xbox One all the way back in July 2015. The game is one of the free Games With Gold titles for December 2016, going live on December 16. As of November 2015, all new Xbox 360 Games With Gold titles are playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

    If you already own Burnout Paradise or Rayman Legends, they should show up automatically in your Xbox One game library. If not, you can buy them on Xbox One or through the links below. Note that Pure requires the Xbox 360 game disc to play on Xbox One and is not available digitally.


    In other news about backwards compatibility, Microsoft recently confirmed that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion are not coming to the program, at least not yet.

    There are more than 280 games in the Xbox One backwards compatibility program right now; see them all there.

    November has been a big month for additions to the catalog. Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Skate 3, and Blue Dragon were all added. Microsoft's Phil Spencer said at the start of the month that November would be a "great" month for additions to the program.

    The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature launched a year ago this month with the New Xbox One Experience update. In celebration of the birthday, Microsoft recently revealed that people have spent 210 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One since the feature launched. This is up from 145 million hours as of August 2016.

    In other news about Xbox backwards compatibility, Microsoft engineering lead Mike Ybarra said recently that Project Scorpio will "of course" support backwards compatibility. The console goes on sale in holiday 2017.

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