Microsoft Releases Last Batch Of Xbox One Backward Compatible Games

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Microsoft has finally released the last batch of video game titles will be supported by the Xbox One Backward Compatible program. The last batch is composed of 32 games from the original Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles.

More than half of the recent batch of video games are Xbox 360 original titles, the rest are from the original Xbox library. What is interesting is the number of "Splinter Cell" titles that were included in the list. Xbox One owners can now relieve the tension and adrenaline of four "Splinter Cell" titles.

This is the complete list games that were recently added to the Xbox One Backward Compatible program:

  •  Armed and Dangerous
  •  Indiana Jones and the Emperor's Tomb
  •  Sphinx and the Cursed Mummy
  •  Splinter Cell
  •  Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow
  •  Splinter Cell Chaos Theory
  •  Splinter Cell Double Agent
  •  Unreal Championship 2
  •  Asura's Wrath
  •  Battlefield 2: Modern Combat
  •  Enchanted Arms
  •  Enslaved: Odyssey to the West
  •  Far Cry Classic
  •  Far Cry Instincts Predator
  •  Infinite Undiscovery
  •  Peter Jackson's King Kong
  •  Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
  •  skate.
  •  Star Ocean: The Last Hope
  •  Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  •  Syndicate
  •  Too Human
  •  Unreal Tournament 3

The list includes a number of formidable titles, the most notable of which is "Too Human," which Microsoft is giving totally for free. "Too Human" is one of those titles that took forever to complete, or in the video game community jargon it went through "development hell." The game was originally slated for a 1999 release on the PlayStation platform. Due to budget constraints and development difficulties, the game was shelved and it was not until 2005 when the game's developer, Silicon Knights, partnered up with Microsoft and development was continued. Nearly a decade since it was first announced, the game was finally released in 2008

While this recent release spurs joy to some gamers, especially those who have come to love these titles, it is also a bittersweet moment for Microsoft as the company finally closes its Backward Compatible program. Widely considered as one of the boldest moves in video game releasing history, Microsoft's Backward Compatibility program is hailed as one of the main factors why the console was widely loved by the community. With the last batch of titles already released for the program, Microsoft is now setting its sight towards 2020, as the company prepares to release its next-generation Xbox console codenamed Project Scarlett.

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