Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Games List: Black Ops, Halo Reach, Skate 3, Bioshock Infinite Playable Soon?
Microsoft has announced six Xbox 360 games that will soon be included in the Xbox One backwards-compatibility program. These are Black Ops, Halo Reach, Skate 3, Bioshock, Bioshock 2 and Bioshock Infinite.Advertisement
The Redmond tech giant did not reveal when the titles will be playable on Xbox One. This is so that their releases will be more spontaneous and fluid.
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops was released on Xbox 360 in late 2010. Players take on the role a foot soldier who can wield an assortment of weapons, explosives and equipment. The game takes place during the Cold War era and focuses on covert CIA operations executed behind enemy lines.
Halo Reach is the sixth installment in the popular Halo video game franchise. The game is set in the year 2552, where a ferocious alien race has waged war on humanity.
IGN scored Bungie’s 2010 first-person shooter a 9.5 out of 10. Game reviewer Erik Brudvig said Halo Reach was the total package. It featured incredible graphics, a stellar soundtrack and one of the best shooting mechanics in the video game business.
Similar to Call of Duty and Halo, the Bioshock franchise targets fans of the first-person video game genre. What makes it different from the rest of its competitors is that it puts a premium on emotion.
“Sure, it’s fun to play, looks spectacular and is easy to control. But it also does something no other game has done to date: It really makes you feel,” said Pete Metzger of Los Angeles Times. “After all, aren’t video games supposed to make us lose ourselves in vast imaginary worlds?”
Xbox 360 Kinect Games Shelved
Express indicated that while Xbox One users have six new backwards-compatible games look forward to, a total of 160 classics won’t be making their debut on Microsoft’s current-gen console. These are usually games that depend on hardware accessories like the Kinect sensor.
Microsoft reasoned that those games can’t be played on the Xbox One because the console’s backwards-compatibility feature is purely a software emulator.
It’s worth stating that the games that fall under this category aren’t really household names. Majority of the titles only garnered single-digit votes on Xbox Feedback.