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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