Microsoft's announcement that Xbox 360 games would be backwards compatible on Xbox One came as a complete surprise.
Fans have been requesting the feature since the Xbox One was originally detailed. After all, nobody wants to rebuy their entire game collection.
It was definitely a crowd-pleasing moment. Now, Microsoft is asking fans for their help once again, this time by asking which Xbox 360 games gamers want available on their Xbox One first via an online survey. Right now, a list of only 18 games are backwards compatible, but Microsoft says new titles will be added every month. Below are the Xbox 360 games currently supported.
- Banjo Kazooie: Nuts n Bolts
- BattleBlock Theater
- Defense Grid
- Geometry Wars Evolved
- Hexic HD
- Jetpac Refuelled
- Mass Effect
- Perfect Dark
- Perfect Dark Zero
- Small Arms
- Super Meat Boy
- Toy Soldiers
- Toy Soldiers: Cold War
- Viva Piñata
- Viva Piñata: Trouble in Paradise
Xbox Live preview members can play these titles on their Xbox One right now, with the feature getting a wider release this fall. Microsoft says there will be roughly 100 backwards compatible games by that time.
If you want some of your favorite games to make the cut, you can head over to the survey to cast your vote for what backwards compatible games you would like to see next. Some of the most requested games so far are Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Halo: Reach and Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, with Rockstar's open-world western Red Dead Redemption claiming the top spot with more than 24,000 votes.
It seems a given that game franchises like Gears of War, Mass Effect and Halo will all be playable on Xbox One at some point. Not every 360 game will make the cut, however. If you have a niche favorite, you may need to rally your friends and get them to cast their votes in order for the game to make the cut. Microsoft hasn't said how many votes are required in order for a game to be considered for backwards compatibility, but the top games on the front page of the survey have more than 10,000 votes apiece.
Better get to voting.
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