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The Batman: Arkham series is now complete on the Xbox One. News recently went out the final piece of the Arkham puzzle has been filled in thanks to one of the games becoming backwards compatible for Microsoft's eighth-gen home console.
Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb posted a tweet on his official Twitter account, revealing that Batman: Arkham Origins is now playable as a backwards compatible title on the Xbox One.
Unfortunately, it's disc only, which means that if you were planning on getting a digital copy of the game to play on your system, you won't be able to. You will have to pick up a physical copy of the game in order to play it on your Xbox One.
Nevertheless, the addition of Batman: Arkham Origins to the Xbox One's catalog of games means that you can now play all of the Batman: Arkham games on the Xbox One.
Warner Bros. had previously released the Batman: Return To Arkham games that allowed you to play through Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City on the Xbox One and PS4. The re-release of the HD remaster meant that gamers who purchased the PS4 or purchased the Xbox One but never had an opportunity to play the previous Arkham games on the Xbox 360 or PS3, could take a stab at the game on the Xbox One.
The last game was quite controversial for a couple of reasons, mostly dealing with the story arc involving the Arkham Knight, and the PC version being fairly crippled in performance on release. Warner Bros. and the port house spent almost a year attempting to identify bugs and glitches and fix them up for the PC version of the game. Unfortunately, a lot of PC gamers were just not able to properly play it, especially if they had AMD hardware.
To its credit, Warner Bros. did offer gamers refunds for quite some time -- well beyond Valve's standard time limit of two hours -- giving gamers an opportunity to get their money back from having purchased the title.
Thankfully, console gamers didn't have to deal with the issues PC gamers did, so you can play through all four of the games without any of those troubles.
The games themselves (performance issues aside) have been widely regarded as the very best super hero games ever made. The titles really captured Batman as an effective combatant, a sterling detective, and a feared vigilante throughout Gotham City. That's not to mention that, graphically, the games are some of the best ever made.
With Batman: Arkham Origins joining the ever-growing list of Xbox One backwards compatible titles, I imagine plenty of gamers will want to go out and grab a physical copy as soon as possible.