Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Game Arrives

Call of Duty 3 becomes the third Xbox 360 Call of Duty game playable on Xbox One.

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The Xbox One backwards compatibility catalog expanded today with Call of Duty 3, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb announced today on Twitter. Call of Duty 3 is not the first Call of Duty title in the backwards compatibility library, as it joins Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty 2.

Call of Duty games dominate the most-requested lineup for backwards compatibility titles the Xbox Feedback site. The top five most-requested titles are, in order, Call of Duty: Black Ops II, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.

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If you already own Call of Duty 3 on Xbox 360, it should show up automatically in your Xbox One library. If not, you can buy it now on your console or through Xbox.com for $20. The Treyarch-developed game launched in 2006.

Call of Duty 3 is the second new addition to the backwards compatibility catalog this week, following Tuesday's launch of Word Puzzle. Xbox boss Phil Spencer teased this week that there are some games coming to the library "soon" that he is "really looking forward to."

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.

In other news, Criterion Games has confirmed that it continues to work on backwards compatibility support for Burnout Paradise.

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