Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List March 2016 Update: More Game Titles To Roll Out This Month?

Joe BacaronMar 17, 2016 10:02 AM EDT
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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility updates won't come until the end of March, but whether that means new titles will be rolled out soon is still up in the air.

Mark Ybarra, director at Xbox program management, confirmed the new update for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility during the recent Xbox Spring showcase, as reported by Express.

"Instead of having to go to Xbox.com or boot up their 360, they'll be able to do this way [Through the Xbox Store]," Ybarra said. "It will only stock Backward Compatible games on Xbox One."

One of the latest additions is the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility store, where gamers can pick and choose from among the games list 2016, including popular titles like "Halo," "Assassin's Creed II," "Sonic the Hedgehog," "Doom," "Gears of War," and "Prince of Persia."

There are already 137 games titles in the latest 2016 list for the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility store.

But why does Xbox seem to be taking its sweet time to roll out new titles?

Xbox boss Phil Spencer explained that the process is not at all easy.

"If you put out something and it's not running well, it will reflect negatively on the publisher. So we want to get approval from the third-parties before we release them," he said.

"You also have to make sure it runs well in backwards compatibility mode. We have one of our testing team run through every level of the game, just to make sure that there is nothing not working exactly the way we expect."

Check out the Xbox One official website for more Backwards Compatibility games list for 2016.

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