Next Xbox One Backwards-Compatible Games Could Be These Highly Requested Titles [UPDATE]
Not so fast.
[UPDATE] Microsoft has now confirmed that Modern Warfare 3 and Oblivion are not coming to the program, at least not yet.
The original story is below.
It looks like the next Xbox One backwards compatibility games have been revealed. Microsoft launched a new page for its Black Friday sale that lists off discounted Xbox 360 games that are also playable on Xbox One, with The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 on the list (via NeoGAF).
These games have not been announced for backwards compatibility. Microsoft typically announces additions to the catalog at 9 AM PT / 12 PM ET, so a formal announcement could come soon.
Oblivion would be the first Elder Scrolls Xbox 360 game playable on Xbox One. Modern Warfare 3 would join other Call of Duty titles in the backwards compatibility catalog like Call of Duty 2, Call of Duty 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: World at War.
On the Xbox Feedback site, Modern Warfare 3 has more than 111,000 community votes for it to be added into the backwards compatibility program, making it one of the most-requested titles. Oblivion has more than 55,000 votes, putting it in the top 15.
Oblivion ($4.94) and Modern Warfare 3 ($15) are marked down right now as part of Xbox Live's Black Friday sale, which began today. Check out this post to see a rundown of other discounted games.
There are more than 280 games in the Xbox One backwards compatibility program right now; see them all there.
November has been a big month for additions to the catalog. Mass Effect 2, Mass Effect 3, Skate 3, and Blue Dragon were all added. Microsoft's Phil Spencer said at the start of the month that November would be a "great" month for additions to the program.
The Xbox One's backwards compatibility feature launched a year ago this month with the New Xbox One Experience update. In celebration of the birthday, Microsoft recently revealed that people have spent 210 million hours playing Xbox 360 games on Xbox One since the feature launched. This is up from 145 million hours as of August 2016.
In other news about Xbox backwards compatibility, Microsoft engineering lead Mike Ybarra said recently that Project Scorpio will "of course" support backwards compatibility. The console goes on sale in holiday 2017.
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