January's Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Lineup Teased

"I love that [backwards compatibility] is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360."

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Xbox executive Phil Spencer has teased that January looks like a "pretty good" month for the Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog.

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His comment came on Twitter in response to someone who asked if he could pre-announce a backwards compatibility game, as he did in the past with Blue Dragon. Spencer didn't do that this time, instead saying only that "January looks pretty good for [backwards compatibility]."

In another tweet, Spencer spoke more generally about backwards compatibility and its appeal.

"Back compat was good as it brought a bunch of nostalgia back without all the games needing to be redone or rebought," the executive said.

Spencer added: "I love that [backwards compatibility] is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360."

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility program, which launched in November 2015, now has more than 300 games in it. Earlier this month, all the core BioShock games joined the catalog, while Bully, Catherine, and Raskulls more recently joined the lineup. You can see a list of all the backwards compatibility games here.

In other news, Spencer recently said nearly half of all Xbox One owners have used backwards compatibility. Collectively, people have spent more than 210 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

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Yes! they finally did bully

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I hope mortal kombat arcade gets a pass

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sonyspot clickbait damnit!

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Oh shut up Phil.

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Useless fuckin article

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I'm confused, where about's in this article are games teased for Backwards Compatibility?

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The Splinter Cell games and Ghost Recon games

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"""I love that [backwards compatibility] is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360.""

"""I love that is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360.""

"""I love that backwards compatibility is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360.""

i still dont understand [why] this is a trend [suddenly]

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@Flyin3lvl: backwards compatibility? praise for it? These [ ] things????

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@Blade_Runner_07: [] yes them, I re edit the quote without the [] and it makes sense without the inserts if the article was written as a piece they wouldn't have been needed but as pointed out every thing is taken from twitter - 120 character tweet stretched out into a full article, real journalism is gone

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@Flyin3lvl:

Why what is a trend?

You mean [this]?

When you are quoting something you don't want to alter or change what they have said in any way without letting the reader know that it was changed. In this case he may have said "I love that *it* is bringing great games to people who didn't get to play on 360.".

Instead of Gamestop saying "it" they altered it based on implication by changing it to backwards compatibility. It is a clarifying word. Because, really, what is "it"?

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@doctor_mg: i do understand but sometimes it just seems to be in a random place within the article and just started noticing it been happening a lot

even though you pointed it out i still read it as brackets ( ) in weird places and trying to look cool by using [ ] instead

would look fancier with { }

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@Flyin3lvl:

I think you have been seeing it more often because many of these quotes are taken straight from social media and are contextual. This particular quote was taken from twitter where they have a character limit, so they are brief with their statements and typically use abbreviations.

Also, parenthesis ( ) are used when something inside the sentence is additional, and not necessarily part of the main point. The { } curly brackets (or braces) are a bit more complicated and are used in poetry and when other brackets have already been used but you still need a unique identifier.

Anyway! Personally I wish these businessmen were much more professional. I grow tired of twitter posts.

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@doctor_mg: this site does seem to take a lot of there articles from a 120 character twitter (especially phils) and stretch it into a full blown article then add previous articles links at the bottom ........

these people get paid to scroll through twitter while many others to it free on breaks, not going out there to talk to publishers or developers and designers about up coming or latest games ...... just twitter or other sites ...... so i guess [this] is here to stay ..... ""social"" media where its one sided many get ignored and its not face to face ..... facebook is more anti social then anything

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@Flyin3lvl: Don't tel me.......um .....Sony owner?

Am I right?

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@gamer162594: [yes]

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Nothing was teased at all. In fact not one thing was said I didn't already know. Fire the writer of this clickbait garbage.

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All I want for Christmas is Radiant Silvergun on XB1. Make it happen MS.

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Since they found a way to add multidisci games to the digital library I'm hoping to see rage and the rest of the dead space trilogy become available. It was awesome seeing Lost odyssey come out of nowhere and for free no less

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@overachiever89: Christmas has come early then! RAGE is actually backwards compatible as of a few weeks ago I believe. Have fun!

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@darksouls: I'd have to check it again because I tried to buy it a couple weeks ago and got a message saying it wasn't available or something. Maybe they fixed the problem by now, thanks for the heads up

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@overachiever89: Yeah no problem man. Hope it works for you!

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This article is like turning in the tv to hear

"The news report tonight is that something newsworthy will happen soon"

Waste of bandwidth.

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Tales of Vesperia please!!!

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@KahnArtizt: prety prety please!!!

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They need to quit screwing around and implement XBOX compatibility.

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@skyhighgam3r: you'll have to wait till scorpio to get full xbox compatability.

It's still unconfirmed but maybe announced at e3. There's also the rumor that Microsoft wants to allow windows pc games to run on scorpio. I don't care either way because I have a nice pc and my old og xbox, but I know it'll make some people happy.

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@neoistheone: Yeah I've got a W10 PC, X1, X360, and XBOX...

But it'd be SWEET to have that all playable from the same system.

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@skyhighgam3r: If I could get Panzer Dragoon Orta and Jet Set Radio Future I'd buy an Xbox One.

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@Redsyrup: oh my Dreamcast still have Jet Set Radio and Panzer Dragon wich in 95 was so cool

First Panzer on Saturn....I remember now

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@dylan35: I don't think there was a Panzer Dragoon on Dreamcast.

Also, Jet Set Radio 'Future' was only on Xbox :(

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I would think Crackdown 1 and 2 are coming, because of the new Crackdown. I would also like to see Gotham City Imposters.

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some of my favourite 360 games are somewhat unliked and unpopular and probably won't make this list ever.

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@Yams1980: they might make it by the end of the year as there are rumors that the scorpio will be fully compatible with the entire xbox library not just xb360 and xb1. They're just rumors though.

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@Yams1980: They have all these shit XBLA games, so I'm sure they'll add whatever you like. What is this unpopular game? I'm curious.

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@Yams1980: well..... Phil Spencer is on record saying that he would love to have the entire 360 game catalog available for BC on the Xbox One, so there is a glimmer of hope

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What a clickbait article. Wow.

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I bet b.c. won't be such a popular thing once Scorpio gamers wise up and buy nice big cheap 4K TV's and get spoiled by the visuals.

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@howthegodzkill: it will be if they keep remastering these older games and consoles. Plus some insiders think the scorpio will be fully compatible with the entire xbox library and windows based pc games. Even though I can play at 4k 120fps or 5k even 8k on my pc, I still play my old ps1 and sega all the time. I don't mind playing in SD or even 720p on my og xbox. Not all gamers are as shallow as others. Some of us just play games.

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@howthegodzkill: Pretty sure retro gaming will always be popular regardless of new technology.

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@howthegodzkill: I want lots of news Games to push the Scorpio when it arrives not lots of old Games !!

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@howthegodzkill: what I have big 4k curved tvs and I love backwards compatible and when Scorpio hits I love seeing all my Digital games. I'm thinking you don't have 4k me and my partner paid $2,300.00 for our first one 2 years ago....

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@howthegodzkill: Yes, because graphical improvements have always made me not like playing games from my older consoles...

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@howthegodzkill: yeah because we the xbox onwers are known to by a console for the visuals -_-

its called accessibility, just by having the choice to play most of the games I own from my 360 on my XBOXone or Scorpio is a win win for me and every XBOX owner.

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