It will be fair to say that perhaps the Xbox’s greatest feature is its backwards compatibility program , and the Xbox team deserves all the credit in the world as they have so far released a 13 backwards compatible titles since the year began.
With the 3 latest additions here are the titles that have been made available in January
- Battlefield: Bad Company 2
- Battlefield 3 (requires disc)
- Dragon Age: Origins
- Scrap Metal
- The Splatters
- Beat’n Groovy
- Mega Man 9
- Mega Man 10
- Midway Arcade Origins
- Mutant Storm Empire
- Tekken 6
Previously Phil Spencer had implied that January was going to be pretty good in terms of backwards compatibility in a series of Tweets.
January looks pretty good for [backwards compatibility].”
In another tweet, Spencer spoke about the appeal of backwards compatibility
“Back compat was good as it brought a bunch of nostalgia back without all the games needing to be redone or rebought,”
“I love that [backwards compatibility] is bringing great games to people who didn’t get to play on 360.”
It seems that Phil and the rest of the team at Xbox were not kidding when they said that the backwards compatibility lineup for January was shaping up quite well. There are some stellar titles here to go with some of the more established ones , and it will be interesting to see if more titles are added in the remaining 10-11 days of this month.
Let us know if you have been making use of the backwards compatibility feature and if you have played any of the titles that have been added to the catalog in January by commenting in the comments section below.