Microsoft annouced today at their Xbox Gamescom conference the amount of games that will be backwards compatible ready for their November 2015 public. launch.
Just installed my first bc title gears 1 last night. I'm surprised by how easy and streamlined the process was. Didn't run into a single problem.
Lucky... Rest of us have to wait till November.
I can inv you to preview if you want? whats your gt
I don't see what's so "lucky" about getting to play a game that came out years ago.
@Kalibninja Yet we will see articles about how uncharted collection is once it releases Because you know, N4G
@kalebninja It's probably because you don't want to, but if you need assistance in seeing, just ask and we will help out.
@kaleb I'm no fan of Microsoft or Xbox and even I thought that comment was in bad taste
I just need to know when I can play Shadowrun on my xbox one. One of the best games of last gen and it was so underrated
Well kale, its certainly better that PAYING for it again. You know...
Well said Irish Guy!
Thanks. I'm Hyran
Just sent :)
Hey, I'd appreciate it a lot if you could also invite me to the preview, I've been so bored lately, my gamertag is Tj Gold Live
If I could, could I get one, as well? :P Kwasemoto. :)
It must be nice to be a preview member....
I can invite you. Let me know by sending me a friend request. You can only invite friends. Gamer tag is Kickasstrophe
Yeah, it works quite nicely.
@kalebninja not like they have anything else to play, rare replay? oh wait...
Remasters are great because they offer old games with better framers or graphical fidelity. Rare replay is great bc it gives those today a taste of what gaming meant to us who started then. However this BC thing to me just isnt worth it. It's cool on the surface, but if anyone asked me to play gears 1 or 2 today or any x360 title I own I'd say no thanks. I prefer remasters to BC. Idk, BC is great for those who want it, but I just will never utilize it on any console.
@kaizokuspy I see your points and have some of my own, I never played gears judgement or just cause 2, Back compat gives me both of those for free when I buy the more recent releases and there will no doubt be other games that i missed the last generation that I could now likely buy for a fraction of the cost. Yes it's older generation games but true gamers play to experience fantastic games / stories etc and not just because its on the most recent tech. The fact that these games are being bundled with new games is very smart, Some will buy the old DLC to make a little money for the devs but most will choose to experience these features completely free. Also every games with gold freebie for xbox360 is confirmed to be backwards compatible increasing the amount of new (to me) games i can play for free. And lets not forget I can play those games in co op & multiplayer with xbox360 gamers and use the 360 dashboard to talk to old friends etc. This isn't just backwards compatible games, The whole console is virtually on my xbox one. Not even considering cross play with win10 and cross buy games its a huge amount of features for free. What a time to be a gamer.
Yo, can you invite me as well. Wehttam Divad
Np just sent it :)
U cand send me one too thanks!! Thall be great!!
gladbecker82 is my GT Please invite and add me. Thank you very much.
I would very much appreciate an invite to to the preview if possible. gamertag is siphil82. thanks in advance :-)
Dude I hate to ask but if your feeling up to it I would kill to be a preview member. My gamer tag is greendayfan18
Is anyone else feeling overwhelmed by the thought of all these games, not enough time?
Would you be willing to invite me to the program? If so my Gamertag is Joel Arocho.
Was this a disc based game or downloaded digital copy of the Gears of war game?
It's both :) If you own gears of war on disc then put it into your xbox one and it will download the digital version. If you already own Gears 1 digitally then scroll to my games and apps on xbox one and the game will be listed as ready to download. Currently you need to be a preview member, otherwise it's coming in November to everyone.
I had TS Cold War from GwG in 2012. Did not play it until recently on my X1, it works and plays great. Cannot wait for more! Make sure to grab the good GwG titles, because most will probablly be backward compatible.
It was actually announced that all titles going forward will be backward compatible. So grab them all.
hey mate. I doubt you will come back to this thread, but if you do can you invite me as well? My gamertag is: 'L P R E M L E R'
Can you please inv me dude..my gt is: we420 Thanks
Could you invite me to the preview? Deathshandxx
@slate91, You can also play multiplayer, I tested it out yesterday. I'll play Campaign Co-op today.
Could you please invite me to the preview? My gamer tag is Badr8
I got the invite and now I'm enrolled, thanks man these next four weeks of summer holidays are going to be a lot more fun!
Looking forward to playing through Alan wake, never got to finish it before I gave my 360 to a friend!
Wish I was a friend of yours. Free consoles, nice.
He had no consoles, I felt bad for him!
Yeah, I need to play through those games as well. I also want to play Halo Wars now as well. I have like zero space left on my XBox 360, so being able to play them on my XB1 that has 4TB of space is a plus for me.
There's no denying that BC can only be a positive. Even though I still have my 360, it will be convenient not having to switch it out whenever I want to catch up on older titles.
My Xbox 360 is going on being 8 years old, and Iknow eventually it will go out. It is so nice to know I will not have to buy another console to play the majority of my physical Xbox 360 library! Another plus in my book.
Especially when the whole gears series is free if you get the ultimate edition!!
Most titles will neve be compatible though, mostly on 1st party games and 3rd party partnered titles such as Fallout 3. Sure its a nice feature but people completely overhype the future ignoring how limited it is.
Maybe because we have no way of knowing how limited it will be or won't be? You're assuming the worst, which is fine, but there is no reason to believe you are correct. I think you're going to end up surprised.
Did you see the list or publishers that have given consent? It wasn't a list of indie developers.
This being so different from the 360 BC, the number will at least be much larger and much more expansive than the 360 OG Xbox backwards compatibility. You're stating absolutes without knowing any details whatsoever. I'm also curious as to how this is being overhyped; It's free, It was unexpected and things like being offered 4 free games with Gears Remaster, 2 with Siege and F3 with F4 are great incentives for buying the XB1 version without holding back content for one platform or another.
I like that all future GWG on 360 will also be backwards compatible. Double the games!
Was hoping Reach would be available prior to October 27th so I could play all the Halo games in chronological order leading up to Halo 5's release. Oh well, at least I still have my 360.
I was trying the same thing but with just MCC, having only played 1, lucky me right? Don't hate me, but I forced myself through 1 & 2, can't bring myself to boot up 3. Is 3 where the series gets good? Or is Halo just not my thing? I just felt so bored while playing.
If you found the gameplay boring, then I can understand. The older Halos were fairly bare-bones from a gameplay perspective. If it was the story that made you bored, well... I guess it's just not your thing. But hey, at least you tried it. Some people like to bash things they've never even tried *coughn4gcollectivelycough*
The older Halo's are truly a couple games caught within the limitations of the hardware and time. Halo 1/2 at the time of release were revelations (From a console perspective). The splitscreen, the campaign coop and with Halo 2 the MP party system was really ahead of its time. Halo 3 is better than H1/H2 but if you're playing by yourself and nothing about Halo 1 or 2 caught you, I'd just duck out now.
Thanks for the rational advice Guys. I've been wanting to ask this for a while, but feared being disagreed and bubbled down for trolling, haha. I'm gonna keep MCC in my collection to at least give 3 a go. One day. Thanks again.
Awesome news, although I still have my 360, so will continue playing on that but great news for those who don't, or just want to use the X1s features to play 360 games, plus your gamesaves also comes over thanks to the cloud, so it is easy to jump from X1 to 360 and never lose your place.
At this rate ill be able to pack the 360 up or send it upstairs as a bedroom console. With dvr being added as well i guess they called it One with good reason.
It is most definitely earning the title of the "One". It is like the Neo of video game consoles!
The only disappointment I saw was when they showed the third party support and there was no Activision logo on the screen. The relationship between Activision and Microsoft must really be sour now. But all Activision does really well now is yearly Skylanders and CoD. No real innovation there so it isn't a big loss.
I wrote an article about this a a while ago. You will never see older COD games playable on XB1 though B/C. It doesn't even have that much to do with Sonys partnership though. You won't see older FIFA games either...... Publishers want you to buy these yearly games NEW every single year not buy a $5 360 version of a used game at Gamestop.
I think that is a loss for them. Essentially BC has two appeals... 1) Nostalgia for gamers who played d loved the game 2) New gamers who play the new one and want to play the history of the franchise. By not doing BC they are disappointing both sets of gamers and decreasing the value of their brands in gamer's minds.
maybe I can get an invite to the preview program if anyone is kind. I was in it but i deleted the one month that you could not be in party chat with a friend that was not in , and did not know you could not get back in gamertag is RwB xVinsanity
So many games last gen that I didn't get a chance to play. I am excited for BC because I sold my Xbox 360 in order to pay for my Xbox One.
Wise youngindy21 is wise
Waiting hard on Witcher 2 to release. Cant wait!
Great news! Xbots will finally have something to play now
Yep like all those blockbuster your be playing this year 😂
But...but...but... Bloodbourne!!!! /s