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The 62 games shown in the marketing material but not released for the Xbox One backwards compatibility launch

The first reveal of backwards compatible Xbox One games has arrived, but plenty of earmarked titles have missed the cut.



When Microsoft dropped the bomb – at this year’s E3 – about the imminent arrival of backwards compatibility on the Xbox One, the response was tremendous. For fans, the ability to play selected Xbox 360 titles on the newer Xbox One console was clearly a big deal. Microsoft went on to talk about it at Gamescom, released a live preview beta to select gamers and went in-depth on the service at various media events. Usually, a visual element would support these talks, showing off the range of games coming to the feature.

We went through and painstakingly freeze-framed this marketing material to discern every bit of box art we could, as well as staying alert to any developer reveals through social media, to create a list of all the titles set for backwards compatibility. 60 of those games were not part of the initial list of 104 launch games.

For more, check out our analysis that shows only 28% of backwards compatible launch games were boxed copy releases. But in the interim, we believe you can still look forward to the following games hitting the service in the future – at least, Microsoft appeared confident enough of that fact to include these games on its marketing material.

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Rise of the Tomb Raider from Microsoft

Take control of the legendary Lara Croft as she reveals crypts and tombs that are filled with secrets, some valuable, some dangerous.

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Alan WakeEndwarRayman Origins
Assassin’s CreedFable IIIRisen
Assassin’s Creed BrotherhoodFar Cry 2Risen 2
Assassin’s Creed Liberation: HDFar Cry 3Risen 3: Titan Lords
Assassins Creed RevelationsFar Cry: Blood of the DragonSacred 2: Fallen Angel
Assassins Creed IIIForza HorizonSacred 3
BayonettaForza Motorsport 4Saints Row
BioShockGhost Recon Advanced WarfareSaints Row The Third
Bioshock 2Ghost Recon Advanced Warfare 2Shadowrun
BioShock InfiniteGhost Recon: Future SoldierShoot Many Robots
Brothers in Arms: Hell’s HighwayHalo 3Skate3
Call of Duty: Black OpsHalo: O.D.S.TSonic Adventure 2
Call of JuarezHalo: ReachSoul Calibur IV
Call of Juarez: Bound By BloodHalo WarsSplinter Cell: Blacklist
Dark SoulsHAWXSplinter Cell: Conviction
Dark Souls III Am AliveSplinter Cell: Double Agent
Dead SpaceMs. Pac-ManToy Story 3
Deus Ex: Human RevolutionNinja Gaiden 3Trials Evolution
Driver: San FranciscoPrince of Persia: The Forgotten SandsTrials HD
Dynasty Warriors 8Rayman LegendsWitcher 2: Assassin of Kings
Worms 2: Armageddon

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    ErinJanuary 18, 2018

    Any word on Assassin’s Creed Liberation: HD? So far, I haven’t been able to find it on the Xbox store. Am I looking in the right area? Is it already confirmed as backwards compatible? I don’t have a 360, and I definitely don’t want to splurge on the 360 version of Liberation, only to find that it isn’t backwards compatible..

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      RenchJanuary 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Erin,

      Thanks for your inquiry. Please note that we are not affiliated with Xbox or any company we feature on our site and so we can only offer you general advice.

      We recently ran this analysis to show which games were displayed on the marketing material for Backwards Compatibility, but not announced as part of the initial 104 games. Unfortunately, Assassin’s Creed Liberation: HD is not on the list and is not backwards compatible yet. You may check the list of backwards compatible games for Xbox One on this page. Hopefully, we will start to see some of them emerge sooner rather than later.

      Best regards,

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    DCue79November 11, 2017

    Any word on Brothers in Arms: Hell’s Highway?

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      ArnoldNovember 12, 2017Staff

      Hi DCue79,

      Thanks for your inquiry

      As of today, there is still no official statement from Xbox and Microsoft as to when the compatible game will be released. As soon as we receive any information regarding this, we will update our pages. For updates and news, please check on their official site regularly.

      Hope this information helps


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    AsaOctober 9, 2017

    Any word on whether Sacred 2: Fallen Angel will be coming to Xbox One backward compatibility?

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      DanielleOctober 9, 2017

      Hi Asa,

      Thank you for contacting finder. We are a comparison website and general information service, we’re more than happy to offer general advice.

      Upon checking there are no updates as of the moment. However, you can keep on requesting for this game on the Xbox website so that they can work on adding it to their list.

      I hope this helps.


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    LeoSeptember 17, 2017

    So if dynasty warriors 8 is being backwards compatible, will the dlcs contain the new playable characters from the complete edition from the ps4 version?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      MaySeptember 18, 2017Staff

      Hi Leo,

      Thank you for your inquiry.

      Dynasty Warriors 8 has not been confirmed for backwards compatibility. However, if it is announced it will be the exact version that was available on Xbox 360.


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