Potentially Microsoft’s Best Week for Backwards Compatibility To Date
It looks as if the next backwards compatible games have been revealed by Microsoft. The next compatible games look to include two of the most requested by customers. This alone could make this the best week for Microsoft’s backwards compatibility service to date.
On Friday, Microsoft launched a new page to showcase their Black Friday sales. The page includes a section of Xbox 360 games that are Xbox One compatible. Soon after the page went live on Friday it was discovered that The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 were on the list (credit to NeoGAF). Both were removed from the site soon after as the games have not been officially announced for the backwards compatibility service. Microsoft usually makes these announcements on Tuesdays at 9 AM PT/12 PM ET, so today could hold one of Microsoft’s biggest announcements yet!
Modern Warfare would join other Call of Duty titles compatible with the service including, Call of Duty 2, 3, Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Call of Duty: World at War. On the other hand, Oblivion would be the first Elder Scrolls game compatible with the service. On the Xbox Feedback Website, Modern Warfare 3 has over 110,000 votes, and Oblivion has just over 52,000 votes requesting it to be added to the backwards compatibility service. Both Oblivion and MW3 are marked down to $4.94 and $15, respectively, as part of Xbox Live’s Black Friday sale which started on Friday. November has already been a big month for additions to the backwards compatibility service with titles like Mass Effect 2, 3, Skate 3, and Blue Dragon being added to the service. Microsoft's Phil Spencer said that November was going to be a “great” month for new games being added to the service. I guess everyone will have to keep their eyes and ears open for later today/this week to see if these major titles are in fact added to the service.