Batman: Arkham Origins Among 4 New Games Added to Xbox Backwards Compatibility Library

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The Xbox One backward compatible library has just gotten bigger with Batman: Arkham Origins just added. However, at this moment in time, it will only work with the disc-based version. Microsoft has yet to announce why they have this policy.

Batman Arkham Origins originally released back in October 2013. It acted as a prequel to the main Arkham trilogy we all love which were developed by Rocksteady Games. In Fact, Rocksteady doesn’t recognise Origins as a part of the Arkham Series with Rocksteady referring to their Arkham series as the “official trilogy”.

Microsoft has also added Fighting Vipers, Deadliest Warrior: The Game, and Disney Bolt to the Backward compatible library. Some of the biggest games currently available through backward compatibility include GTA IV, Bioshock 1,2 and Infinite and Far Cry 3 all playable on Xbox One.

I personally don’t understand the fascination playing previous gen games on a more powerful system. The performance increase is very marginal. You’d need a remastered version of the game to see significant increases in performance and fidelity.

If you want to play Xbox 360 games, then play them on a 360.

Only a fraction of Original Xbox Games will make it to Xbox One

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  1. I dunno if I can agree with you here.
    If you have never owned a 360 and find a stash of cheap discs in GameStop or in the attic – BC is good in that case.
    If you have a large library of 360 games, it’s a nice bonus to be able to clear some space up and still have access the games – again, BC is a good feature.

    I play some 360 games occasionally, I wouldn’t have played them without BC cos I gave my 360 away.
    But I still had the digital copies and seing them appear in the ‘Ready to Install’ list gives me a warm feeling.

    That being said, BC wouldn’t make me buy a certain console over another.

    Something something PC Master Race something something

    • The Wii had loads of first-party titles and had a serious amount of BC.

      Most remasters are cynical and greedy – if they are €30+ the game should be banned and their creators exiled or publicly flogged.

      A new PC game is between €45 and €65 – how can you ask €40 for an 8 year old game with god rays and HD textures??