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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johncas89

The rest of mass effect and dead space pleasepleaseplease

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guigiglio

NINJA GAIDEN!!!

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MrFreehuggs

I'm actually excited to play Black Ops again. I had it on PS3 so I have to start from scratch, but I'll probably stick to Zombies anyways.

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Kingtimdawg711

Ncaa football

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dlCHIEF58

@kingtimdawg711: while it would be nice, there is a snowball's chance in hell that it would happen thanks to Ed O'Bannon suing EA and the NCAA and winning. The NCAA will absolutely not give permission to redistribute it just as they will no longer license any more games.

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SecretPolice

Screw CoD's..... RDR FTW.

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90wushuman

@SecretPolice: COD: Black Ops, COD: MW. Screw that. What about COD: Finest Hour?

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dlCHIEF58

@90wushuman: For that to happen, they'd have to introduce BC for the original Xbox as well.

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SecretPolice

@90wushuman:

I'm not a big CoD fan these days, the last one I bought was CoD 2 when the 360 launched lol.

HALOS FTW. :P

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mrfriki

A couple games… God! Hopefully this is a metaphor. I'm not putting my money on it tough. Until now only less than 10% of the games in my library have been given the backwards compatibility treatment. And my library is only about 50 average Xbox 360 games. At this rate my full library will be supported by the time Xbox Three comes!

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nickpeck36

@mrfriki: Re read what he said, they are waiting for a few more to finish so they can show the full list... :D Also, we are lucky that this even happened so whatever games you get from your 360 collection, consider it a gift. I have hundreds of digital titles on the 360, but I'll be happy if a good chunk even make it to the XBO. Some is better than none imo.

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mrfriki

@nickpeck36: Not a gift for me. I mean, they announced it as a game changer / console-seller, well I'm yet to buy a One, I'm sticking to PS4 for now because the only real reason (right now) to buy a One will be to fully replace my 360, And the only chance for this to happen will be having at least 90-100% of my 360´s games collection supported on the One. Yes, I know I could have both the One and the 360 as I'm keeping PS3 and PS4 together but I simply doesn't have enough space available and really can't see a real reason to get a One unless it replaces the 360. Sooo, I'll keep waiting :)

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nickpeck36

@mrfriki: I hear ya on the old system thing. I never hold onto them, when I'm done I'm done and trade / sell them for the newer system. I'm sure you will be able to recover most of your 360 library at some point, but as long as you know it's not all at once. This will be going on throughout the year so hopefully more of your games are on the supported lists (again, that is up to the devs, NOT MS).

I didn't buy the XBO in hopes to getting my 360 games back, but it was a nice surprise and one I will take advantage of. But for me, there are many reasons why I like the XBO. I have a ps4 as well but I hardly touch it. I really only have it for a few exclusives anymore. I tried to make it my main console but that controller just kills me after awhile lol. I just have more invested in the Xbox brand (movies / tv shows / games... ect.) and I prefer the controller (LOVE the Elite one!).

Well, hopefully you can grab one at some point to play your old games (and new ones, they have plenty of solid exclusives out and coming out). Enjoy whatever you play on and take it easy.

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mrfriki

@nickpeck36: I still have a large list of games yet to be played on my 360 so I'll keep it some more time. I provably will buy the XBO by the end on this gen so I can get it used (plus the key games) on the cheap. I did the exactly same thing last gen (but with PS3 that time) and it worked great, it saved me a lot of money :) I have no time to play every game from every system at the same time so no rush at all.

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jerjef

@nickpeck36: Lol, reading FTW!

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SuplexKirby

Still waiting for that update to buy 360 games from the ONE marketplace https://xbox.uservoice.com/forums/251652-xbox-store/suggestions/8432746-ability-to-purchase-digital-xbox-360-games-in-the

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myhomieyoda

i still dont get how black ops 2 is the most requested lol

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mephixto666

@myhomieyoda: And I don't get how battlefield bad company 2 doesn't get any attention, it's been praised to much the past years and yet no love for it...

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88MIKElll

@myhomieyoda: hmmm, maybe because ITS FUN TO PLAY? Not everyone thinks its cool to hate games b/c they are popular (not saying this is regards to you).

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myhomieyoda

@88mikelll: i get that its fun to play but there are SOOOOOOOO many better games i mean it would be more understanding if it was black ops 1 but black ops 2? thats just weird ..... (i am a call of duty fan)

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90wushuman

@myhomieyoda: Agreed, like Call of Duty: Finest Hour

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myhomieyoda

@90wushuman: lol going old school huh? but arent the BC games only games that were on the 360?

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brn-dn

Very informative!

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jerjef

@brn-dn: Lol, it's amazing how he could write numerous paragraphs about how he knows nothing.

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jcharp

@brn-dn: lol, I thought the same thing. News that there is going to be news.... :P

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jcharp

Red Dead and Dragon's Dogma are all I need. Anything else is icing on the cake.

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sladakrobot

Space Chip Monkeys

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FreeRyu

Red Dead pls

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88MIKElll

@freeryu: I don't think I am ever going to be able to play this game unless it gets BC, I just never played it but have watched game play and looks amazing.

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FreeRyu

@88mikelll: Yep same a lot of people like to say "Oh I'll just use my Xbox 360". If it's literally a few button clicks away to play the same game than why power up your old gen console,switch controllers, and change the input lol.

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LPDisturbedHU

@freeryu: Yeah, especially when my 360 is slow as hell! lol

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FreeRyu

@LPDisturbedHU: To start up yeah. Even opening the guide takes some time ._. When signing in if someone presses the guild button it freezes and everyone gets signed out for some reason lol

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LPDisturbedHU

@freeryu: Do you have an internal HDD? I think I tried taking mine out and it ran much faster. I don't know if it's the actual hard drive, or just the fact there is so much content on it. I might buy a cheap external and see how that works out.