Xbox Live’s Backwards compatibility has been thriving and is a great catalog for the Xbox ecosystem. There’s many games that still have not been released yet on the system, but we can always take the chance to speculate and hope for the games that we want to have playable on our system next Month. Phil Spencer has already said Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will not be one of the games, in a tweet last week, which is fine. The following t games are my choices for what I would think the games we would see on the Xbox One in March.
First is Sonic Generations, the last and most critically acclaimed Sonic game that was released to the markets. With Sonic Mania and Project Sonic speculated for release sometime this year, it would generate enough hype with this game’s release, for gamers to purchase those two titles. This game allowed you to play as both 3D modern Sonic with the Boost gameplay first showcased in Sonic Unleashed and Sonic Colors, as well as the 2D gameplay style from the classic Genesis Trilogy. It also includes redesigned levels from past Sonic games, and fine tuned everything to what many consider the best Sonic controls ever.
Next is probably a game from a long forgotten franchise: Def Jam Icon. This early Xbox 360 game showcased Some of the world’s greatest hip hop artists in a street fighting game, including Outkast’s Big Boi, The Game as well as Method Man. Although this game may not be released due to music licensing issues, it would be nice to scratch a record as I fight through some of my favorite artists.
Following Def Jam is probably the biggest game that Microsoft hasn’t released yet on Xbox One: Crackdown. It is astounding how this series has not been heard from, especially with Crackdown 3 supposedly on the horizon. It would definitely benefit Microsoft to release this game, if not with Games for Gold, at least for Backwards Compatibility, to generate the hype they need for Crackdown 3.
Next on the list is Dead Rising, a series that just got it’s 4th entry in December. I believe that either 1 or 2 would definitely be beneficial to have people remember that this franchise does exist and can still be a blast to play, with it’s departure from standard Zombie survival games, especially if gamers were looking for something a little more difficult to play than the recently released games.
Finally, the last game I would personally like to see released is probably Capcom’s biggest franchise that doesn’t have a current gen release on Xbox One: Street Fighter. While Nintendo has Ultra Street Fighter II coming to the Nintendo Switch, and Sony has exclusivity to Street Fighter V, Microsoft and Xbox are left in the dust without a game for consumers to play. In this case, Ultra Street Fighter 4 would be the primary choice for them to bring to the system, and would generate many sales, I personally believe, as they would have the largest roster of Street Fighter Characters on a current gen system, no matter how old the game may be.
Other games that I would like to see, though not as much are Zone of the Enders HD , BlazBlue Continuum Shift Extend, Tales of Vesperia, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, and Mafia II.
What are the games you guys would like to see in March for Backwards Compatibility? Are there some games you guys would like to see for Games with Gold? Are you bummed about not seeing Call of Duty as well? Let us know in the comments below.