Neil writes "Backwards compatibility has been a big thing in the Xbox world and today two more titles have been added to the list. Own either Gears of War or Shadow Complex? You’ll be in luck!"
Awesome. To hell with greatness awaits. I want that ish now. 😀 Bring on the games now. Games games games.
Shadow Complex should get a sequel. I am such a sucker for MetroidVania games.
Then you should check out Ori and the Blind Forest, if u havent already.
I wish Nintendo would give Metroid to someone who does excellent action RPGs.
Im with you, a huge metroidvania fan. Like Dread said, try Ori, it is amazing. Some other games to play would be Gaucamelee and Dust: Any Elysian Tale if they make it backwards compatible. Both were previous games with gold offerings.
I'm going to check those games out,Thanks! Loved Shadow Complex and really hope they consider making a 2nd version.
@Beans You're welcome! Gaucamelee was free with Games with Gold on the one last summer, and Dust was free on the 360 a few months ago I think if you download the games each month. I totally agree, Shadow Complex was one of my fav games on the 360.
I played Guacamelee on Vita. That is one of the best indi games around. I also recommend Batman Arkham Origins Blackgate on Vita or download it HD verion. Really good MetroidVania game. OUTLAST on 360/PS3 is also really cool MV style and takes a cool approach to the LIGHT/DARK factors with color and how it is used in puzzles/combat.
@Nukacola Cant believe I forgot to mention the both of those, thanks. Batman: Blackgate was great but the combat was annoying. Outlast was a beautiful game, quite artistic.
Shaaaaadow Complex!....great addition right there. Also we already knew that all the Gears belonging to Microsoft now meant it would be BC for sure but stuff like this proves the remaster isn't a lazy cash grab= good job, Phil is making all the right moves.
Major Nelson just tweeted that buying gears ultimate edition will get you gears 1, 2, 3 & judgement through backwards compatibility
Hmmm so buying gears ue will allow me to play gears today being a preview member?
They didn't really say when it would happen for preview members, just that they would be available when BC went live in the fall. I'm guessing we might get early access, but still not until you can actually play the Ultimate Edition, as that is their requirement to give out the old games. You have to play it between launch and the end of the year and you get the old games for free.
Preview members have access to the 360 version of Gears of War now. BC was added today.
What??! No way! That is fantastic! I don't care if this gets spun as desperation, I like that we are getting more games for our money. I'll take games over er...sales? any day.
Litt for President!
How does BC work for download only games? Do we get a license transfer??
Imagine your Xbone is your Xbox 360, that's literally all there is to it. No transferring, no mess - just download and play the game.
Ah cool thanks! thanks everyone
It also says that your purchased dlc and even save games will work from the 360 to the xbone, through the cloud save function and licence transfer whatever. I would of liked a gears remaster trilogy but obviously they didn't have enough time to do them all before gears 4 so I will take this as a second best, thanks MS.
Why would you need a license transfer? Your purchases are tied to your Xbox Live account, not the console.
I think so. I bought Mass Effect 1 and Geometry Wars on Xbox 360 and I was able to download them on my Xbox One. It was already in my library waiting to be ddl.
It makes your X1 into another 360 with the same serial number as far as BS is concerned. So whichever games you have on the 360 work on the X1 at the same time.
This just goes to show that the remaster is not a cash grab taking advantage of the lack of BC.
MS needs to buy Shadow Complex from Epic already ,love this game .
I didn't play Shadow complex on 360. Now I'll be able to play it :D oh boy. I've only heard good things about it.
Yes! Shadow Complex was awesome, would love to dive back into it after I finish the first chapter of Kings Quest.
Cool. Looks like all Gears are coming to BC! Sweet!
Microsoft doing their dizzle.
I will be playing gears 1 as soon as I get home! I was growing tired of booting my 360 back up just to get a taste. The ability to record and have and xbox one controller makes this great news for gears fan waiting on the ultimate edition.
Yeah I feel you. I sold my Xbox 360 when I got the X1 day 1 edition. I have Gears of War 1 pre-owned on reserve right when I heard the news at gamestop. 2.99 lol. I am picking it up after work and will be gaming with it tonight! Can't wait and pretty close to getting serious achievement.
Playing old games won't get me to turn my xbone on.
Cause you dont have one to turn on. What no worhthy news on PS side. Hey look Bloodborne is on sale for 29.99 at gamestop. Its a hot topic right now..😂😂㈳ 4;
Lmao!!! I have all three consoles. Both handhelds. Continue on with your fanboyism. Bloodborne isn't even my type of game, but at least it's a new first party ip. The only thing that will get me to turn my xbone on is new games.
Well, there are many new games coming for Xbox One, including new IPs... BC is icing on the cake, but sometimes the icing is what I want a piece of cake for.
BC is a big deal. This is really cool since Gears Ultimate is coming out in less than a month. This will hold me over till then.
So, when can I play these games?
I heard sometime today, I tried it once but did not work yet
Yeah, just rushed out and bought one for $2.99 at gamestop. Says its not supported yet though. Wonder what time it will roll out today. Article doesnt mention it :(
Major Nelson stated it will be later today several hours ago. I am really hoping when I get out of work in an hour, stop at gamestop and pick up my reserved 2.99 used version, get home it will be ready to roll.
It's active right now! Halfway done downloading! Rev those chainsaws! OMG OMG OMG
@Kavorklestein Thanks mate, I gotta start the download
But reading about playing old games makes you comment about how you are not going to play old games. Which begs the question,why are you even here ?
Because this is America, I can be anywhere I damn well please. Now go crawl back into your tailor roach!
Sorry old bean,didnt realise you are hard of thinking, is tailor roach an american singer like taylor swift?
Shadow Complex was so great. Didn't hurt to have Nolan North voicing the main character either :P Triple A quality production in a downloadable game, not too common and unheard of at the time.
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