Xbox One Adds New Backwards Compatible Game
Fight Night Champion joins the Xbox One BC library.
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Microsoft continues to expand Xbox One's backwards compatible library little by little. Major Nelson announced on Twitter today that one more Xbox 360 game is now playable on the current-gen console: EA's fast-paced boxing sim, Fight Night Champion.
Originally released in 2011, Champion is the fifth and, to date, most recent installment in the Fight Night series. It features a variety of modes, including a full story campaign that follows Andre Bishop, a professional boxer working his way back to the circuit after serving out a prison sentence.
EA's boxing sim earned an 8.5/10 in GameSpot's original Fight Night Champion review. Critic Justin Calvert said, "Fight Night Champion is a great game that has a lot to offer. The story-driven Champion mode is an entertaining addition to the series, and once you get into the Legacy mode you might find that it's hard to put down your controller even after you've spent dozens of hours using the same fighter."
If you still own a physical copy of Fight Night Champion, you can now insert the disc into your Xbox One's disc drive and begin playing. Conversely, if you own the game digitally, it will appear automatically in the Ready to Download section of the My Games & Apps tab. You can also purchase a digital copy of the title from the Xbox Store for US $20 / £20 / AU $29.95.
Xbox One has amassed an impressive library of backwards compatible games since Microsoft first introduced the feature back in 2015, including a selection of original Xbox games. The most recent batch of those arrived last month and included The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, Jade Empire, and Panzer Dragoon Orta, among other popular titles.
The program has also proven to be quite popular with players. Microsoft recently touted that Xbox One players have collectively logged almost 1 billion hours playing BC games on the console, and around half of all Xbox One owners have used the feature. You can find the full list of Xbox One BC games here.