Xbox Live director of programming Larry “Major Nelse” Hryb revealed the list of the first 104 Xbox 360 games to become backwards compatible on the Xbox One on his blog today. As of November 12th, 2015, these 104 games will become playable on Xbox One.
The list includes popular Xbox 360 games likes Mirror’s Edge, South Park: The Stick of Truth and Just Cause 2. It also includes a big chunk of Xbox Live Arcade titles, like the special editions of The Secret of Monkey Island and Monkey Island 2: LeChuck’s Revenge, Castle Crashers, and Shadow Complex. Notably absent from the list are Xbox 360 classics like Red Dead Redemption and the Bioshock series. They are said to come later.
“Our launch of 104 titles on November 12th is just the beginning,” Hyrb stated via blog post. “You can expect new Xbox One backward compatible games to be announced on a regular basis, starting in December. More titles are on the way, including fan favorites like Halo Reach, Halo Wars, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, Bioshock Infinite and Skate 3. Stay tuned because this is just the beginning of a long list of Xbox 360 games that will run on Xbox One.”
Click here to view the full list of Xbox 360 games you’ll be able to play on Xbox One.
Backwards compatibility is exclusive to the Xbox One. The PlayStation 4 doesn’t have backwards compatibility and has yet to announce a plan that would include this function. So if you have a bunch of PS3 games you hope to play on your current-gen console, don’t hold your breath. Microsoft is hoping that this will boost sales for their consoles as plenty of gamers still have large collections of games for the 360.