Possibly one of the most loved games from the last generation has been announced for a Backwards Compatibility release earlier this week by the man himself, Major Nelson or Larry Hyrb on the social networking platform of Twitter.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) July 5, 2016
This adds Rockstar to the list of major developers who are releasing their most popular and heavily demanded games to the Xbox backwards compatibility catalogue, which currently holds an astonishing 200-plus games to battle the poorly executed PlayStation Now subscription service from their competitor Sony’s console.
Red Dead Redemption will be a great game for the list and hopefully with Rockstar being such a huge name in the video game industry, it could give other developers the same idea by making their games compatible with the current generation consoles also, we already have the likes of:
With its addictive action, frantic first-person shooter combat, massive arsenal of weaponry, RPG elements and four-player co-op, Borderlands is a breakthrough experience that challenges all the conventions of modern shooters. Borderlands places you in the role of a mercenary on the lawless and desolate planet of Pandora, hell-bent on finding a legendary stockpile of powerful alien technology known as The Vault.
Fallout 3, Bethesda
Fallout 3 is an action role-playing open world video game developed by Bethesda Game Studios, and is the third major installment in the Fallout series. It was released worldwide in October 2008 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. Fallout 3 takes place in the year 2277, 116 years after the setting of Fallout, 36 years after the setting of Fallout 2 and 200 years after the nuclear apocalypse that devastated the game’s world, in a future where international conflicts between the United States and China culminated in a Sino-American war in 2077
Assassin’s Creed 2, Ubisoft
Assassin’s Creed II is a 2009 action-adventurevideo game developed by Ubisoft Montreal and published by Ubisoft. It is the second major installment in the Assassin’s Creed series, a sequel to 2007’s Assassin’s Creed, and the first chapter in the ‘Ezio trilogy’. The plot is set in a fictional history of real world events and follows the centuries-old struggle between the Assassins, who fight for peace with free will, and the Templars, who desire peace through control. The framing story is set in the 21st century and follows Desmond Miles as he relives the genetic memories of his ancestor Ezio Auditore da Firenze.
Brilliant games from brilliant developers, no doubt, but the potential for more is there and I’m more than happy to see them going even further with their IPs. It may be worth noting that EA have been rumoured to be releasing a number of games to the backwards compatibility lineup (sorry folks, Skate 3 doesn’t look like it’s on the cards yet), according to Christian Today, EA have intentions of releasing the ever popular Fight Night Round 4 to the list alongside Dragon Age 2, Fable Anniversary and Crackdown 2 to name a few.
The list can do nothing but grow at this point, and I have every faith in Microsoft to carry on with their efforts to bring more developers forward to provide the community with the games we’ve grown up with and will always have a special place in our hearts for. For the full list of Xbox One Backwards Compatible games, check out this list from Gamespot.
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