Starting today, Xbox has announced that it will release Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles as they become available â rather than having a set monthly launch date, titles will go live once each has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.
One game Microsoft are really excited about is CD Projekt REDâs critically acclaimed title, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings. Players assume the identity of Geralt of Rivia â a professional monster slayer â or witcher, as he becomes entangled within the political turmoil that has engulfed Temeria while hunting down a treacherous assassin. Featuring an intense and emotionally charged, non-linear story and using your skills with the sword and magical abilities, experience the complex and expansive adventure that leads up to the events of 2015âs award winning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners in select regions** can download this title for free on Xbox.com anytime between now and 5th February.
Xbox has created a dedicated page for Xbox One Backward Compatibility on Xbox Wire. Here, youâll find content such as roundups of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles recently released, as well as spotlight stories on popular titles added to the programme.
Below you can see the list of new Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles** added from today:
â¢ The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
â¢ Sam & Max Save the World
â¢ Aegis Wing
â¢ Counter-Strike: GO
â¢ Age of Booty
â¢ Space Giraffe
â¢ Jeremy McGrathâs Offroad
â¢ Small Arms
To date, millions of Xbox gamers have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles.
Last monthâs UK top ten Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles were:
1. Fallout 3
2. Just Cause 2
3. Gears of War 3
4. DiRT 3
5. Assassinâs Creed II
6. Fable II
8. Battleblock Theatre
9. Mass Effect
10. Gears of War: Judgment
Fans can keep voting for their favourite games that they would like to be made available on Backward Compatibility at Xbox Feedback.
*Free download of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is available in the United Kingdom, U.S., Canada, France and Germany. The giveaway is available now until 5th February (8 a.m. GMT).