Microsoft will soon give Xbox One owners another reason to ditch the 360. Among the many new features of the upcoming Xbox One Experience update will be backward compatibility with select Xbox 360 games.
Mike Ybarra, Director of Program Management for Xbox, revealed on Monday the first 104 backward compatible titles. There are plenty of noteworthy titles on the list including Assassin’s Creed II, Borderlands, Dirt 3, Fallout 3, the entire Gears of War collection, Halo: Spartan Attack, Just Cause 2, Mirror’s Edge 2, Perfect Dark and Perfect Dark Zero, Sonic the Hedgehog 1-3 and Wolfenstein 3D.
The complete list of backward compatible games can be found over on the Xbox website.
Ybarra added that gamers can expect new backward compatible games to be announced on a regular basis starting in December. Games to look forward to include Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Halo Reach, Halo Wars and Skate 3, just to name a few. Fans can also visit the feedback website to vote on existing nominations or to submit their own for consideration.
The update will also introduce fully-customizable Xbox One Avatars and a revamped OneGuide. The former will feature the same visual fidelity improvements (better anti-aliasing, lighting, shading and so on) that gamers on Windows 10 are already enjoying while the new OneGuide brings an enhanced UI and a better live TV experience.
Microsoft will begin the Xbox One Experience update rollout on November 12.
Thumbnail courtesy Flickriver