Que the trippy music, I’m going to use my powers to predict what Xbox 360 games might become backwards compatible on the Xbox One this month, ok, so no real powers just educated guesses. The Xbox 360 has some really cool games, a lot of these games are already backwards compatible, and a lot are not, It’s a project Microsoft has been working on for some time now, and usually every month new games become backwards compatible.
I’m not going to include any games that have been or are being remastered for the Xbox One, for example Skyrim remastered that just released wont be on the list, and the games included in Assassins Creed The Ezio Collection, that is set to release this month wont be included either.
We are also basing this article from a tweet by Phil Spencer
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) November 2, 2016
And whilst writing this article Mass Effect 2 & 3 have already gone up. I’d like to point out that both of those games were originally included in the article!
I think we may see Skate 3, as you can probably guess it’s a skate boarding game, came out in 2010 to general good reviews, and also sold really well. It’s already in the works according to Microsoft as getting the backwards treatment, but they have not said when, but I think we may see it soon. EA has never announced a sequel, so for fans of the game who still play it, or want to, this would be a welcomed addition.
Far Cry 3
Far Cry 3 this one has a lot of votes on the Microsoft web site over 42,700 so given the popularity I think we may see it soon. Far Cry 3 came out in 2012 to high review scores, and was a best seller, it’s a first person, open world shooter. I personally would like to see this one, since I never finished it. The reason I put this one on the list is due to Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon recently becoming backwards compatible.
This is a game I really enjoyed, it came out in 2011 from Rockstar, a murder mystery set in Los Angeles just after World War 2. There was a lot of excitement when this game came out due to the fact characters faces would show expressions when interacting with them. Since Red Dead Redemption also from Rockstar recently became playable on Xbox One, and since it looks like we wont see a sequel for awhile, I’m thinking we might see this one soon.
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
With Skyrim remastered having just come out, I think now would be a great time for Oblivion to join the party. From a marketing stand point this just makes sense. This was an incredibly popular game, not sure why it hasn’t already happened. Both of these games are medieval fantasy RPGs.
Dragon Age: Origins
Dragon Age Origins came out in 2009, and for those not familiar it’s a medieval RPG from Bioware. I’m adding this game since it’s most likely we wont see a new game in the series for awhile. This is another game that received good reviews, and was very popular.
I’m not sure of all the factors that go into deciding what games become backwards compatible, and when. I have heard that it’s not just up to Microsoft, that the studios along with the developers, and the publishers have to be involved as well. Of course for games that are developed and published by Microsoft, like the Halo games, it’s not nearly as complicated. Also if a developer has a remastered title in the works, for example Skyrim, it’s really not to there advantage to make the original game backwards compatible for obvious reasons.
So, those are the games I think we could see, it well be interesting to see how many I get right, if any, as always feel free to comment, and let us know what you think.