Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Arrives

Another Xbox 360 game is playable on Xbox One.


The Xbox One's backwards compatibility catalog added one new game today. As announced by Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb, today's new addition is Word Puzzle, which originally came out in 2007.

If you already own Word Puzzle on Xbox 360, it should show up automatically in your Xbox One game library. Newcomers can buy it for $10 from their Xbox One, while it can also be queued up here on It's a minuscule download, coming in at just 54.95 MB.

Quite the selection of words in this puzzle
Quite the selection of words in this puzzle

The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature launched in November 2015 with the New Xbox One Experience update. Microsoft has added new titles on a regular basis since then--you can see all 250-plus games in the catalog here.

Since backwards compatibility launched, the response has been "overwhelming," Microsoft recently said. Users have collectively spent 145 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One.

The addition of Word Puzzle today comes after Microsoft added eight titles to the program earlier this month, including Bayonetta, de Blob 2, and Bejeweled 3.

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