Xbox has announced that it will now release Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles as they become available – rather than having a set monthly launch date, titles will go live once each has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.
To celebrate the change Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners in select regions (United Kingdom, U.S., Canada, France and Germany) can download The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings for free on Xbox.com anytime between now and 5th February .
In The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, from CD Projekt RED, players assume the identity of Geralt of Rivia – a professional monster slayer – or witcher, as he becomes entangled within the political turmoil that has engulfed Temeria while hunting down a treacherous assassin. Featuring an intense and emotionally charged, non-linear story and using your skills with the sword and magical abilities, experience the complex and expansive adventure that leads up to the events of 2015’s award winning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Xbox has created a dedicated page for Xbox One Backward Compatibility on Xbox Wire. Here, you’ll find content such as roundups of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles recently released, as well as spotlight stories on popular titles added to the programme. You can also still check out the full list of titles.
Below you can find the list of new Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles added from today:
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
- Sam & Max Save the World
- Aegis Wing
- Counter-Strike: GO
- Age of Booty
- Space Giraffe
- Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
- Small Arms
To date, millions of Xbox gamers have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles.
Last month’s UK top ten Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles were:
- Fallout 3
- Just Cause 2
- Gears of War 3
- DiRT 3
- Assassin’s Creed II
- Fable II
- Battleblock Theatre
- Mass Effect
- Gears of War: Judgment
Fans can keep voting for their favourite games that they would like to be made available on Backward Compatibility at Xbox Feedback.