Xbox One Backwards Compatibility: Microsoft Confirms New Games At E3 2016 [Update]

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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

Recently, Microsoft Xbox head Phil Spencer confirmed on a video game news media livestream that there will be major Xbox One Backwards Compatibility news today. Spencer promised that ?good announces? are coming to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility library on June 16.

?We actually have some good, I think, announces tomorrow that are coming out on the back compat which?ll be cool. I think it?s tomorrow,? said Spencer on the GiantBomb E3 stream. June 16 will be the last day of E3, so stay tuned to E3 livestreams and Larry ?Major Nelson? Hryb?s Twitter for more updates. Here are some possible games that will be included on the list.

Xbox Feedback Leaders

Microsoft created an online poll where players can suggest the next games that they want to be part of the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility library. Currently, the online poll has Call of Duty Black Ops 2, Skyrim, and Red Dead Redemption leading in votes.

Bethesda has already confirmed a Skyrim Remaster, so fans shouldn?t expect to see the Elder Scrolls game get added in the backwards compatibility list anymore. Activision will also possibly remaster all older Call of Duty entries starting with Modern Warfare. Meanwhile, Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar games has yet to receive support from its own company, although fans speculate that it will be included on the list.

Heavily Rumored

Despite being a helpful communication tool between Microsoft and its fans, the Xbox Feedback poll doesn?t swiftly determine which game actually becomes part of the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility library. EA?s Burnout (previously from Acclaim Entertainment) could possibly be a strong pick among the heavily rumored titles. Meanwhile, despite ranking high on the Xbox Feedback poll, Red Dead Redemption from Rockstar Games has spurred its fans to monitor E3 announcements for any sign of the game being remastered or even get included in Xbox One system?s library.


Keeping its promise to fans, Microsoft marks some games on Xbox Feedback poll with ?In-Progress? if they are currently being worked on to be part of this list. Currently, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, and Skate 3 are next in line to be included in the library despite being ?In-Progress? since last December 9, 2015. These games are most likely the titles that Spencer is talking about regarding the big news due to their current status. We?ll just have to wait for Microsoft?s announcement tomorrow and see for ourselves.


Major Nelson has now announced five new additions to the Xbox One backwards compatibility library. Sadly, none of the rumored titles and games that topped the poll made it into the list.

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