Xbox One backwards compatibility adds 16 new titles, Halo: Reach included

It has been just over a month now since Microsoft brought one of the most requested features to Xbox One, backwards compatibility. So far the list of games tops 120 last generation titles, with 16 of those being announced as part of the second wave by Microsoft today; which will be playable effective immediately. This second wave most notably includes the fifth most requested title on Microsoft’s user voting page Halo: Reach, which has nearly 95,000 votes.


Just a handful of the titles on offer

Just a handful of the titles on offer


An interesting point to note about the backwards compatible titles available so far is that they are overwhelming Microsoft published titles, with the software giant publishing 75% of the second wave and nearly 50% of the overall 120 titles available. A quick gander at the official thread for backwards compatible games shows a demand for plenty of high-profile titles not yet confirmed for compatibility, that aren’t published by Microsoft.

Obviously it makes sense for Microsoft to support its own titles and would probably involve a hell of a lot less red tape, but hey, I thought it was interesting.

The 16 titles added today are listed below for your approval.

  • Braid
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Fable 3
  • Halo: Reach
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Iron Brigade
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • Motocross Madness
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Peggle
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Zuma’s Revenge

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