Xbox have added eight more games to their ever growing backwards compatibility library this past week.
As per usual, community manager Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb delivered the news of the new games arrivals on Twitter.
This week the following Xbox 360 classics were made available on Xbox One:
BioShock, BioShock 2, BioShock Infinite, Skydive, Planets Under Attack, CLANNAD (Japan Only), Bully Scholarship Edition, Catherine and Raskulls
By comparison the week before saw the addition of three new games, which included Shadowrun, Space Ark and Shotest Shogi.
But don’t expect anymore games revealed anytime soon. Major Nelson has advised that these latest nine titles will be the last to be announced in 2016, writing on Twitter:
“Before Xbox One Backward Compatibility team takes some time off for holidays, we have 6 new releases today. Releases resume after New Year.”
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If you already own any of these backwards compatible games then they should now show up automatically in your Xbox One game library.
However, if you don’t own them or indeed any of the games previously announced as backwards compatible then there’s still hope for you.
All you have to do is head over to the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility store on the Xbox store, making it easier than ever to search for and download these classic titles directly on your Xbox One.
So if you’re interested in trying out a Xbox 360 classic but don’t already own a copy of the game, you can still give it a go like everyone else.
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Mike Ybarra the Director of Program Management said recently that Project Scorpio would look to include Backwards compatibility while also teasing that fans should “Pay attention soon” for more news regarding Star Ocean and Blue Dragon.
However, it’s unclear if this announcement was aimed towards Blue Dragon (which is now part of the collection) or Star Ocean.
A few weeks ago, Xbox Head Phil Spencer had also updated fans on the prospect of bringing original Xbox games into the fold for backwards compatibility in the future.
In addition, Spencer recently teased some backward compatible titles coming to the service which he has “really been looking forward to” but failed to acknowledge what games he was referencing.
Xbox One owners have nine more backwards compatible games to play this week
One game Spencer is probably not referencing is Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, which was revealed as backwards compatible earlier this month during the Microsoft Xbox Black Friday sale along with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.
The pair of games were part of several other backwards compatible games in Black Friday deals, despite having never been announced as part of the backwards compatible list.
Major Nelson had reported that the pair of games were added in “error” and that the list is in the process of being corrected.
But The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion was eventually announced last week.
So it might not be long before Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is also unveiled officially by Microsoft.