Fans seem to be pretty pleased with the current lineup of backwards compatible games on the Xbox One but, according to Microsoft's Phil Spencer, some other big additions will be made to that growing list in the coming weeks.
Spencer took to Twitter recently to respond to a fan asking about what can be expected out of future Xbox One backwards compatible games. According to the response, gamers have some good stuff to look forward to in November.
So Spencer says some "top fan requests" are on the way, huh? We're pretty curious what games those might turn out to be. Halo, Red Dead Redemption and a lot of other big AAA hits from the Xbox 360 are already available on the console, as well as plenty of smaller digital titles that pack just a big a punch. Most recently, Limbo joined the backwards compatible roster, inching the list closer and closer to including a full 300 games.
We decided to mosey on over to the Xbox forums to check out the Backwards Compatibility page and see what the buzz is. There, folks are able to say what games they would like to see added to the roster, potentially guiding the decision and effort on the part of Microsoft and other developers.
Currently, the top of the list is being held down by Call of Duty: Black Ops II with nearly 200,000 votes. Second is Skyrim, which we doubt is going to happen since that remastered version recently dropped. Proving that the series is just as popular as ever, though, the remainder of the top five is rounded out by more Call of Duty games, including Modern Warfare 2, Modern Warfare 3 and the original Modern Warfare.
Since the original Modern Warfare was recently remastered as part of a package deal with Infinite Warfare, we're not too hopeful that any of those top five will actually make the cut. Since this first remake turned out so well, we wouldn't be surprised if Activision plans to revamp a couple more Call of Duty games rather than bring them to the backwards compatibility lineup.
In other words, we're not so sure any of the top five games are being referenced in Spencer's comment. But that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of other highly requested games that would be a good fit for the next update. The two most recent Mass Effect games are also high on the list, and since Xbox recently started making multi-disc games available as backwards compatible titles, these are possibilities. There are also a bunch of Grand Theft Auto titles on the list. Rockstar recently put out Red Dead Redemption, after all, so maybe they've got some GTA love coming our way.
Assassin's Creed 3 is also getting a lot of fan support, as is Battlefield 3 and a couple of Arkham games but, again, it's not likely recently remastered games will be included.
So there's a lot to choose from, obviously. We'd be curious to know what our readers would want first. Let us know in the comments below.