Initial Backwards Compatibility Titles Revealed

By Dave Horobin, 1 year ago
Microsoft have released further details about the games that will be available with the backwards compatibility beta which starts for Xbox preview program members today.

The initial list contains 21 titles in total, with more being added over the coming months. The complete list can be seen below.

A Kingdom for Keflings
A World of Keflings
Alien Hominid HD
Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts
BattleBlock Theater
Defense Grid: The Awakening
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved
Hexic HD
Jetpac Refuelled
Kameo: Elements of Power
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


They also provided answers to some trending questions.

Does backward compatibility cost extra?
Xbox One Backward Compatibility is free and allows you to play select Xbox 360 games you already own on Xbox One.

When will backward compatibility be available?
Xbox One Backward Compatibility is available starting today for Xbox Preview members. It will launch broadly in fall 2015.

How do I get into the Xbox Preview program?
The Xbox Preview program is by invitation only. If your friends are already in the program, they can invite you by using the “Invite friends” page in the Xbox Preview Dashboard app.

Is Xbox Live Gold required for backward compatibility?
Xbox Live Gold is not required for Xbox One Backward Compatibility. However, it is required for any standard Xbox Live Gold feature like online multiplayer.

How are titles selected?
We’re starting with some of the most popular and highest rated Xbox 360 titles. We’re listening to our fans and working with our partners. We’ll continue to update this page as more titles are added. We’re continuing to listen to Xbox fan feedback and you can request titles at Xbox Feedback.

Is there a comprehensive list of all the titles?
There is. We have an easy to use PDF available to download for your convenience.
Which game(s) from your Xbox 360 are you hoping to play on your Xbox One console?
Dave Horobin
Written by Dave Horobin
Dave is the TrueAchievements Social Manager and has been a Newshound since 2010. When he's not chasing developers and publishers for early review copies, he can usually be found on the TrueAchievements social pages discussing all things TA related.