Xbox One Backward Compatibility Adds Battlefield Games, Hits 316 Titles

Posted on January 11, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Games, Xbox 360, Xbox One with 5 Comments

Xbox One Backward Compatibility Adds Battlefield Games, Hits 316 Titles

As you may know, the list of Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One surpassed 300 titles about a month ago. This week, the list surged to 316, with two great Battlefield games making the cut.

And while it’s hard to pin down any one thing that puts the Xbox One—or Xbox, more generally—over the top, it’s clear that Backward Compatibility is on a list of the many things that qualify. This feature hit the one-year mark in November 2016 and has proven to be a nice differentiator and perk.

Microsoft actually added seven new games to Backward Compatibility this week, but two of them are particularly interesting to me. They are:

Battlefield 3 (available on disc only for some reason)

  • Battlefield 3 introduces Frostbite 2, the incredible technology that takes animation, destruction, lighting, scale and audio
  • Feel the impact of bullets and explosions, drag your fallen comrades into safety, and mount your weapon on almost any part of the terrain
  • The best online vehicular warfare experience gets even better with a fitting sonic boom as fighter jets headline impressive lineup vehicles
  • Take the fight to iconic and unexpected urban locations in the USA, Middle East, and Europe
  • Experience gripping multiplayer action with 2-24 player battles supported online

Since Microsoft doesn’t offer this game electronically, you can consider picking it up—new or used—from Amazon.

Battlefield: Bad Co. 2 ($19.99)

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 brings the award-winning Battlefield gameplay to the forefront of Xbox 360 console with best-in-class vehicular combat and unexpected “Battlefield moments.” New vehicles like the ATV and a transport helicopter allow for all-new multiplayer tactics on the Battlefield. With the Frostbite-enabled Destruction 2.0 system, you can take down entire buildings and create your own fire points by blasting holes through cover. You can also compete in four-player teams in two squad-only game modes, fighting together to unlock exclusive awards and achievements. Battles are set across expansive maps, each with a different tactical focus. The game also sees the return of the B Company squad in a more mature single-player campaign.

I may actually go back and play that second one again, as I recall it being a bright spot. But here’s the list of other games that was added to Backward Compatibility this week:


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5 responses to “Xbox One Backward Compatibility Adds Battlefield Games, Hits 316 Titles”

  1. 5553

    Sad to say XB1S is a fantasric device but returnig because controllers suck for FPS and most things.

    One guy online said controllers are like aiming with a neck brace on while sitting in a wheelchair.

    Putting $$$ into a new gaming PC.

    MOUSE AND KB RULES.  great device for YouTube and blu ray movies but PC does that and a lot more.

    And Steam is best and cheapest. 3 years ago I got L4D2 FREE !!! Played until sun up many times.

    In fact consoles suck so bad the games have to have Aim Assist LOL

    • 5553

      In reply to Joe_Blo:If Scorpio allows you to use a KB and mouse they could sell millions more.
      With 7 teraflops of peak compute they should make it a PC too.
      It would already have enough CPU to do so.
      People are saying Xbox is just going to be software anyways pretty soon.


  2. 1243

    I just scrolled through my 220 games I have on my 360 (all digital). Only about 45% were backwards compatible. Looks like I need to hang on to the 360 for quite some time. 

    • 2354

      In reply to pwrof3:

      Now just imagine you had a PS3 and went through all of the same games looking for backwards compatible titles to play on your shiny new PS4.

      Then stop complaining.

    • 5027

      In reply to pwrof3:

      Well of my hundreds upon hundreds of games I have for Xbox 360  only 5 are on the list so far, but it is clear that MS is ramping up what types of games are being added recently. 

      Considering Microsoft managed to do something no one though was even possible to do by launching BC on the Xbox One I fully understand there was a reason they focused on "simpler"  less demanding games at first so they could tune the system and improve it . However they are adding more and more "big games" now, so I'm happy and patient . 

      Sure beats having to buy all my games again if I want to play them, and then only have the option to stream them like Sony is offering..