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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GH05T-666

I'd really like to see Halo Wars, Fallout: New Vegas, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Red Dead Redemption made available in backwards compatibility.

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Maxxgold

@GH05T-666: And Dark Souls One : )

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@GH05T-666: And Oblivion!

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: My 10 years old PC can run Oblivion, I just dont get this requests.

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@Zeevs86: Whether you "get it" or not, people want it. I don't have my pc connected to my TV and that's a couch and controller kind of game

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Although I prefer playing all my PC games with a controller, I had no problem playing Oblivion with Keyboard and Mouse.

My PC also is 100% of the time connected to second monitor - a 40 inch TV, and I have always a running program (that I myself developed) that lets me simulate mouse and keyboard with a controller.

So my PC is actually is a console, but with better hardware, cheaper games, true multitasking and most importantly - SSD. (and yes, unfortunately I have also Xbox One and PS4).

"Get it"?

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@Zeevs86: Do you miss the part where I said my pc is not connected to my tv? I could care less about your "pc master race" rant, just because you want to go through the trouble of doing all that doesn't mean everyone does.

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Keyrlis

@xTheTrueSeekerx: LOL! I'm one of those guys with the PC hooked up to the 42", and even I was like, "What a dick!?" about the way he said that, even if I see his point. It *would* probably take less time to hook up an old beater PC and USB controller to the TV than to wait on MS to do it right on the One.

I'm still waiting to see how they handle mods on the new consoles. How are they gonna maintain control and such. That is the only reason I ever saw to favor the PC versions, as paying more for a video card and dealing with installs was a hassle. Nowadays, gamer rigs are much more simple and console-like on which to install games.

I feel you, though. Nothing like a console's reliability and ease of use.

But, "Heil Hardware!", citizen. Ve haf vays of making you use ze keyboard... :P

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: You see, there are 2 types of people:

1. The ones that innovates, because they are lazy, like me: Why should I connect additional low hardware box, when I can connect my PC (doesnt matter the size, there are PCs that smaller than consoles), and use all its features after I develop or install small program that lets me control my PC with a gamepad.

2. There are people like you, a sheep kind of people that go after the rest of the herd of sheeps that buys consoles for the "ultimate entertainment".

Well Mr. Sheep, Good luck begging Sony and Microsoft for adding all the features that my PC already has. My PC that is actually a console. A device that every game costs 10-25 $ instead 60-80$ (Bought Arkham Knight PREMIUM for 24$ day before release). And yes, my Arkham Knight worked well without FPS drops on my 4 years old PC with GTX970.

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Keyrlis

@Zeevs86: You're just being an elitist asshole. Stop. Perhaps he doesn't have time to build a rig from barebones, or to design code in Python or VB because he devotes his time to a different specialty that YOU fall short in. Would you like him to berate you about your foolishness in his area of expertise? No? Because you don't GaF about it? Exactly. With my field experience I could probably teach you a thing or two about the hardware in that precious machine of yours (that is NOT a console), but I am/would not unless asked, because it would be pointless and you wouldn't care about it because you are BUSY DOING OTHER THINGS important to YOU. What is it with people? Braggadocio over brilliance, volume over value, and expression over introspection. Having your head up your ass used to be am insult -

Recently, it seems to have become the closest anyone comes to looking inside themselves.

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Zeevs86

@Keyrlis: Well, you see, I worked as IT specialist for the past 6 years. I doubt you can teach me anything new about hardware. Whose the asshole elitist now?

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Keyrlis

@Zeevs86: You, still, as I said I *probably could*, but would not attempt to, as it would be pointless. Also, I stick to that claim, as I have been working hardware for about two decades longer than you have. You, equally, could probably teach me some things about programming, as I think it is most often a waste of time (in PC repair). I'm betting you would disagree, from YOUR perspective. Of course, if you believe that you have nothing new to learn, then why are you even posting words? You should be using your god-like knowledge of all to make the whole of existence better, instead of attacking people who have no need of YOUR knowledge in THEIR world.

Just simmer, douche-nugget. I only pointed out that you are being a dick- there's no need to prove it further. ALL of us can learn something new, and ALL of us have experience that makes our opinion true - but ONLY FOR OURSELVES. Going around trying to belittle other people for their choice is almost as bad as being a bigot, and as ignorant. You should open your eyes and close your mouth: it will expand your perception. I'm done with being the voice of reason with you, now. Do as you will, as you would, anyway.

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Zeevs86

@Keyrlis: I doubt that you have any computer knowledge if you think that IT is a PC repair.
Programmer with IT knowledge have better chance being hired for a programmer position than a regular programmer, just FYI.

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xTheTrueSeekerx

@Zeevs86: Innovates? Dude, you didn't come up with the idea yourself, nor did you develop your own program. Somebody told you how to do it, then you did it. I'm pretty sure you don't know what innovate means lol. But your right, there are 2 types of people. Ignorant people like yourself who think their way is the only way to do things, and people like me who realize that there are other ways of getting the same enjoyment out of something. You can have fun doing it your way, I honestly don't care. It doesn't make my way of enjoying the same thing any less fun. But it still amazes me how there are so many pc master race people like yourself who are so ignorant of anything else.

And to clarify, I do have a PC that can play all modern games, most even at ultra settings. I just prefer the Xbox platform

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Zeevs86

@xTheTrueSeekerx: Yet another troll that thinks that programming is a rocket science.

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EN614

I'm looking forward to Elder scrolls V Skyrim and would also be interested in playing a more simple game like Castelvania!

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mephixto666

@en614: I'm really hoping for Battlefield Bad Company 2 for bc!

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Saganage

Not sure I understand the huge desire for black ops 2 for backwards compatibility. The latest and greatest, black ops 3, is out. That's like everyone voting for Madden 2010. Did black ops 2 have a killer campaign that I didn't hear about our something?

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LPDisturbedHU

@saganage: But... zombies...

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Zzshock

@saganage: because it's awesome. Still 55000-65000 on xb360 regularly since i bought it on sale 2 weeks ago...not bad for a game that has had 3 sequels since it'release and is on last generation consoles...

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mephixto666

@saganage: I don't understand it either, give me bfbc2 wayy before bo2!

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zato_number_one

I downloaded Halo Reach and it plays at about 10 fps.... it's truly unplayable and even the voices are slowed down. Hopefully other BC games work better than Reach!

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LPDisturbedHU

@zato_number_one: I never had any issues playing Griffball....

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xhawk27

@zato_number_one: You lie fool!

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zato_number_one

@xhawk27: Look it up idiot. It's not just me.

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Chyld989

Dead Space trilogy and Final Fantasy XIII trilogy are all I need to be able to finish up my 360 backlog. Make it so!

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PSonefan

Bayonetta for Xbox 360..

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LPDisturbedHU

@PSonefan: SEGA has mentioned they really want Bayonetta to be BC, so it shouldn't be much of an issue!

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hollywood1

They KNOW the demand for Red Dead so those asses will now release a definitive edition or something like that. I highly doubt we will see Red Dead BC for a LONG time. Also, I wouldn't mind seeing the first Force Unleashed but that's also unlikely.

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DarqStalker

@hollywood1: by 'asses' you mean Rockstar right? Since after all they are the ones who ultimately decide.

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Tazziiix

Bioshock because I never finished the first and second one. And stick of truth as I haven't played it yet :p

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LPDisturbedHU

@tazziiix: All three are great games. Bioshock 2 is my personal favorite out of the Bioshock series, Bioshock 1 is spectacular, and The Stick of Truth is one of the best games in recent years.

Go get 'em!

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suicidesn0wman

@tazziiix: Would you kindly finish Bioshock 1?

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TwinStripeUK

@suicidesn0wman: Excellent - have a 'thumbs-up'!

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Tazziiix

@suicidesn0wman: I will if they make it bc!

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suicidesn0wman

@tazziiix: There will be an 'AHA' moment in your future, and when it arrives, you will think of this conversation.

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Tazziiix

@suicidesn0wman: when it doe I will not leave my Xbox one until completion

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bentleyj10

@tazziiix: stick of truth is already BC.

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Tazziiix

@bentleyj10: omg I must have looked straight past it when I checked! Life is good!

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XenomorphAlien

Red Dead, come on. Is there a remaster in the works?

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Tazziiix

Bioshock because I never finished the first and second one. And stick of truth as I haven't played it yet :p

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dinb

@tazziiix: Stick of truth is already BC compatible.

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alan69

Would love to see splinter cell on xbox one

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Overachiever89

@alan69: I'd go for a remaster combo of conviction and blacklist. But I'd love to get a next gen sequel way more

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N39C7ZHHWh

I've seen Halo Wars in the main BC image since it was announced yet it has not been released. I'd love to get that game on Xbox One soon. The Transformers games like War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron would be great too!!

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planetgloom

Dead Space, Prince of Persia 2009, BioShock Trilogy, Alan Wake and......erm.....Aliens Colonial Marines (hey, I liked it!!)

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LPDisturbedHU

@planetgloom: I only played the first couple hours of the campaign for Colonial Marines, it wasn't that bad.

Would prefer to see Aliens vs. Predator BC though!

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planetgloom

@LPDisturbedHU: I'd be good with that too. Any excuse to run riot in that universe is fine by me!

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Kei_neoblood

I want Max Payne 3 and/or the Hitman Collection with Absolution, the next game is getting ready to come out and nothing gets my blood pumping like hunting people down and KILLING 'EM!!!! MUHAHAHAHA!!!!! (No, seriously, that would be cool though)

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franklucito

An article about news that will be released soon. Was this article even necessary, GS?

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Flyin3lvl

"" but none of the other top-requested games have been delivered yet.""

:d yay for backwards compatible!!!

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sladakrobot

@Flyin3lvl: Agree,i still cant play Space Chip Monkeys on my X1

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STL187

The first saints row

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EF56SD

@STL187: I would take Part 2 as well.

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An article about an article to come. Slooooooow news day or what.

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atopp399

Save the article for the actual list. We really don't need an announcement of an announcement for something so insignificant.

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@atopp399: Word.

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Imajinn

@atopp399: Took the words right out of my fingers.

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BOctober27

How about making Ace Combat 6 backwards compatible? I need this one to round out my collection.

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Spartan_418

Really hope they get the multi-disc issue sorted out so they can add Mass Effect 2 and 3

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LPDisturbedHU

@Spartan_418: According to some of the Deus Ex developers, Microsoft is planning to have that fixed early this year.:)

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Moose-Fitz

Modern Warfare 2 is all I need. Anything else is just a bonus.

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mephixto666

@moose-fitz: Battlefield bad company 2 is all I need! Bf3, 4 and hardline are thrash and downgrades. Had fun with MW2, only cod I enjoyed a bit.