Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Games for January 2016 Coming Soon

What games are you hoping to see join the lineup?

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January 2016's lineup of Xbox One backwards-compatible games will be announced soon, according to Xbox boss Phil Spencer. He says on Twitter that Xbox engineers are making the final pass on a few of the Xbox 360 games and will share the final, complete list for January 2016 in "not too much" time.

The Xbox One backwards compatibility program debuted in November as part of the New Xbox One Experience update. 104 games were supported at launch, with 16 additional titles added in December.

Microsoft has given no indication yet as to which games will be added in January.

With close to 141,000 votes, Call of Duty: Black Ops II is the most-requested Xbox 360 games for Xbox One backward compatibility on the Xbox Feedback website. Rounding out the top five are The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Red Dead Redemption, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, and Call of Duty: Black Ops.

Black Ops is confirmed to be coming to the Xbox One backwards compatibility lineup, but none of the other top-requested games have been delivered yet.

What games would you like to see added to the lineup in January? Let us know in the comments below!

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Vendetta162

I honestly would love to see Backward Compatibility for the first 3 Saints Row games. Hopefully they wouldn't crash so much on the One

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314566

Mass effect 2 and 3

Crysis series

Assassins Creed series

Dragon age series

Star wars the force unleashed set

Left for dead set

castlevania los series

Star trek legacy

The darkness series

Timeshift.

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maximo

@314566: yes

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rarerichz

how come metal slug double xx looks like trash on xbox one and on my 360 the pixels ran properly FIX IT NOW!

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SkyHighGam3r

GTA IV
Ghostbusters
Red Dead Redemption
Forza Horizon
SSX
Mass Effect Trilogy
Crysis Trilogy

And most importantly...
Because the emulator emulates the X360, extend that to emulate the X360's emulation of the original XBOX.

That way we can play Jet Set Radio Future.

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TeknoBug

Definitely would like Red Dead Redemption but I remember reading somewhere that Rockstar won't allow that. Would like Fallout: New Vegas to add to my Fallout 3 BC.

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RickPhoenixxx

This feature and more potential hard drive space(32.5TB max)are two key reasons for getting an X1 over a PS4, but it's a shame so many people disregard them.

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nmanse

I would like to see orange box backwards compatible. I would also like to play modern warfare 2 the best call of duty ever.

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JoInfo

Stick of Truth!!!!!!

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LPDisturbedHU

@JoInfo: Already BC.... haha

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Phazevariance

Hexic 2 pls

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NeoPrime

Before adding new ones, how about you get the original batches to run properly and look as good as they did on the 360 first? Ive found this whole BC thing to be an utter waste of time, and just a cheap marketing stunt. In my experience all of the games i have tried look and run worse than they did on the 360! I mean Halo Reach is unplayable!? What a let down and a complete insult to the fans. These games should at least look and play the same as they used to not worse!!!

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LPDisturbedHU

@neoprime: Supposedly quite a few titles seem to be running better after the most recent emulator update.

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vickissv2

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. That's it.

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Maxxgold

I really want to play Dark Souls One on my Xbox One. I have it through Steam but I really want to play it in my living room. I love that game. Hopefully we will get a big list of new games : )

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Burnout Paradise, Testdrive Unlimited, Marvel: Ultimate Alliance, Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection & all of the Need for Speeds !

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Maxxgold

@Deathstalker83: This, Yes!

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SidiousPlague

Add SKYRIM & NINJA GAIDEN 2 PLEASE.

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VakarianGirl

Mass Effect 2 & 3 REALLY need to be added - otherwise it's pretty pointless having the original game in there.

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Lastofus234

@VakarianGirl: never played a mass effect game I've heard it's turned base combat is that rite ?

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TeknoBug

@lastofus234: No, KOTOR is a turn based combat game, Mass Effect an action game with conversations.

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SkyHighGam3r

@TeknoBug: and even then Kotor's combat is only turn based if you enable some of the auto-pause functions. Mass Effect is a third-person shooter all the way.

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Maxxgold

@VakarianGirl: Agreed !!!

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@VakarianGirl: Could not agree more. I want to do yet another run through(I've gotta be nearing double digits now) but I'm waiting to play it on the X1 with my elite controller :)

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VakarianGirl

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Amen to that, man. I'm just sitting here jonesing for the opportunity to playthrough with my canon Shepard and obtain all the screenshots I want!

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@VakarianGirl: And then choose the best one to set as the background. Yeah, I believe I'm ready for that.

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VakarianGirl

@xTheTrueSeekerx: x100000. God I love Mass Effect fans!!! :-D

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@VakarianGirl: We're definitely the best kind of fans!

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Keyrlis

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Well, up until the end when you REALLY get to know and love us. Then we kinda fall flat in the last 15 minutes. LOL

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Zeevs86

The performance of BC games on Xbox One is horrible.

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Maxxgold

@Zeevs86: Something must be wrong with your console because all my BC games play flawless.

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@Zeevs86: On approximately 2 games. And not even anymore. Most games actually perform better

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Maxxgold

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Yeah, the BC games I have play better.

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Well was I lucky enough to get to try the exact same games you were talking about?

I tried Halo Reach: Awful performance with sound issues.

Gears of War 3: Low FPS with frequent drops.

This was exactly one week ago. I didnt hear that latest updates fixes backward compatibility issues.

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@Zeevs86: I heard about those 2 (haven't play them tho) but I heard it was patched to perform better. I obviously haven't tested it tho. I've played mass effect, fable 2 & 3, and most of the rare replay gamesgames. All of which have played at least as well as on 360

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Yes I googled it now and it seems that they patched it few days ago. Gonna try it again.