If you've been itching to expand your library of games for your Xbox One, or maybe you missed out on a ton of Xbox 360 titles during the height of its seventh gen run, it's possible right now to get in on some great deals of some very popular titles that are currently available for backwards compatibility on the Xbox One.
The news comes courtesy of a tweet from Xbox marketing front man, Major Nelson. He posted up the news on his official Twitter account, revealing that on May 16th gamers will be able to save up to 75% off on digital goods for the Xbox One.
Those are the blockbuster games leading more than 275 different backwards compatible titles that will be discounted for the Xbox One.
The discounts will range from low percentages all the way up to 75% off select titles. They didn't announce the full list of games that will be on sale, yet, but we do know it gets started on Tuesday.
It's a dangerous date given that on that very same day The Surge, Injustice 2, Farpoint and various other titles will be releasing. It's going to be tough for Microsoft to lure in gamers who may be diving deep into the other games dropping at that date.
Even still, 275 games being discounted is massive. They almost seems like every backwards compatible title in the library for the Xbox One.
The games that Major Nelson rattled off are part of the "Fan Favorites" list over on the official Backwards Compatible website for the Xbox. This likely means that other fan-favorites such as BioShock and The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion will also likely be discounted as well.
I also wonder if we'll see a discount on the Mass Effect trilogy, too? EA recently slashed the price on Mass Effect: Andromeda, so it would fit in line with having the entire series discounted so more gamers can get in on the action.
This could also mean that other games could be joining in on the discount fray as well, such as Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War and Call of Duty: Black Ops 1. This could be Microsoft's way of trying to veer people away from purchasing the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Zombies Chronicles pack for the PlayStation 4, which is due out on May 16th as well.
It's also likely we'll see a really big discount on the Alan Wake games, given that Remedy recently announced that they'll be pulling the game from digital storefronts due to music licensing issues. They have to renew the licenses and until that happens they'll need to have the games pulled off store shelves.
You can expect deep discounts on plenty of games as well starting next Tuesday.