3 Months On, Has Xbox One’s Backwards Compatibility Been A Hit Or Bust?

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At E3 2015, Microsoft dropped the bomb of all bombs when they announced that your old Xbox 360 games are now going to be playable on Xbox One via backwards compatibility. Although backwards compatibility has been on Xbox One since last years E3, the official release for all Xbox One owners wasn’t until this past November. The service launched with 104 games to choose from. The launch and the games that came with it has been covered by ThisGenGaming enough over the past months. Now we’re going to “review” the first 3 months of the service since the launch.

First of all I want to mention that Microsoft’s plan of adding new titles per month is a great way to get fans excited every month. Microsoft already have Games With Gold game announcements for fans to look forward to, and have now got a new monthly announcement to add to that. Releasing a big batch of Xbox 360 titles twice a year, wouldn’t have the same anticipation from fans that these monthly releases are bringing throughout the year.

December brought us big titles like Halo Reach and Fable III, January gave us The Witcher 2. February titles are yet to be confirmed, but many leaks and confirms of titles have been reported over the last few weeks including Left 4 Dead 2 and Red Dead Redemption. Left 4 Dead 2 and Red Dead Redemption are titles that have been highly requested from the fans, so it shows from the get go that Microsoft are listening to the fans and are also trying hard to get these requested titles, so there’s a plus for service already.

The titles that have been brought to the Xbox One via backwards compatibility have little to no errors at all. Unlike Xbox 360’s version of backwards compatibility which had many bug filled games that were so bad that they were unplayable. Xbox One’s version has created the “definite” way to play Xbox 360 games from now on with the extra features being included along with the much better performance of the games.

I’d go as far as saying it is by far the best use of backwards compatibility in the history of consoles. Everything is being handled well by Microsoft, the games that are being added aren’t just “filler” games and are games that fans are requesting highly. It’s also been a great deal for publishers who are getting a new inflow of sales from old games, and there are people who have been persuaded to buy an Xbox One because of backwards compatibility.

So to answer the question, the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility has been a hit. A major hit.

Do you think the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility has been a hit? Has it been a bust? Let us know in the comments section below.

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  • Aaron blanchard

    Its great to be able to play all the Gears of War games, no complaints here.

  • Tom Hanks

    *stifles laughter*
    Xbox One owners are a sad and pathetic bunch. Wretched excuses for human beings that do nothing but bring down the industry for PS4 owners. They should all be put in front of a firing squad.

    • Aussiesloth

      says a person with no life

      • Tom Hanks

        says a person that’s likely an Xbox One owner. You’re a scumbag and go can straight to Hell for owning that filth.
        I own a PS4, therefore I am a REAL GAMER. Something you’d know nothing about scumbag.

        • Kelarth

          Real gamer eh? Ha! You’re an obnoxious PS fanboy and that’s all you are. Get a life loser.

          • Tom Hanks

            *sniff* Smells like another scumbag Xbox One owner. Don’t you EVER address me again you fucking filth.

          • Kelarth

            Get help asshole.

          • Tom Hanks

            Hell is the only place you deserve to go. Xbox One owning fuckface.

        • jeremy x

          A real American gamer will chose Xbox one. You like Sony so much then leave this country you cunt. Sony as a company is losing billions. Microsoft will lose money as well but still makes billions. 13 billion last year. The Sony company will be gone in the near future but Microsoft, well when the world blows up the only thing that will survive will be cockroaches and Microsoft. You can’t kill the devil! Microsoft is the devil. Sony is its bitch! Now all you POS Sony bitched, on your knees and suck the devils dick

          • Tom Hanks

            Look at the sales numbers, bitch. It’s pretty clear who is going to survive and it isn’t going to be the Shitbox Done.

            Enjoy your gimped 900p games on your glorified Roku device you scum-ridden motherfucker. If you own that piece of shit, you’re not a REAL GAMER and you never will be.

            Don’t you ever address me again, you fucking cocksucker. Go drink some wood varnish and die fuckface.

          • Tom Hanks

            And take your “real American gamer” bullshit and cram it up your ass.

            The Shitbox Done is manufactured in China, and most of the games are made in Mexico.

            Yeah, wave that American flag proudly and have a bald eagle eat your ass. You stupid fucking twat.

            FUCK YOU.

          • jeremy x

            It’s so easy winding up Sony bitch boys. Microsoft is American . Doesn’t matter where it’s made anymore fuck stick! Microsoft is American ! Must suck knowing that Sony will be gone in that near future. Microsoft makes way more more then your cunt Sony company. Microsoft will be here for as long as humanity is around. You being the cock juggling thunder cunt nugget that you are will assume the same position that Sony does so well, on you knees sucking Microsofts ” The Devils” big, corporate Cock! Now that’s definitely something that Sony and its shit licking cock smoke fans are the best at. Sucking!!!! Sucking Dick!!!! Just ask your Trollope of a whore mother! Good day fuck face!

          • Tom Hanks

            Look at those numbers bitch. Sony isn’t going anywhere you fucking piece of dogshit. Go blow an AIDS patient and die.
            https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/739414fdda97795509b4060aec47d6881d27fbfc7b56f288026d8b02e829b47f.jpg

    • Kelarth

      You need some psychological help.

  • Guest

    The best use of backwards compatibility in the history of consoles, still is the PS2 with PS1 games.

  • Tom Hanks

    The only thing the Shitbox Done can deliver is a quick trek to the dumpster.

    You fools forget the irrefutable FACT that PS4 is the real console of choice for REAL GAMERS.