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Xbox One players have seen the last batch of backward compatible games they’ll get in 2018, Microsoft has revealed.

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a somewhat lackluster batch of Xbox backward compatible games. As it turned out, those are the final games for December, with no new games heading to the Backward Compatibility program until January 2019. Fans shouldn’t expect any holiday additions to appear over the next few weeks.

This is a pretty standard practice for Microsoft, as the company often stops releases in order to focus on the stability of its consoles during the holiday season. With many new players coming online, more resources are devoted to keeping the console’s performance and online systems stable.

While the final batch of games wasn’t much to look at, backward compatibility had a big year overall. As Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed in a tweet with some statistics, over 100 new games were added to the catalogue over the course of 2018. That brings the full number of backward compatible titles to just over 550, with 57 of those being enhanced for Xbox One X.

Xbox backward compatible titles will continue to release in January 2019.

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Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM

No more new Xbox backward compatible games on the way this year

Yes, it looks like the Xbox One backwards compatibility program decided to go out of 2018 on a low note.

By Emma Schaefer | 12/6/2018 03:00 PM PT

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Xbox One players have seen the last batch of backward compatible games they’ll get in 2018, Microsoft has revealed.

Earlier this week, Microsoft unveiled a somewhat lackluster batch of Xbox backward compatible games. As it turned out, those are the final games for December, with no new games heading to the Backward Compatibility program until January 2019. Fans shouldn’t expect any holiday additions to appear over the next few weeks.

This is a pretty standard practice for Microsoft, as the company often stops releases in order to focus on the stability of its consoles during the holiday season. With many new players coming online, more resources are devoted to keeping the console’s performance and online systems stable.

While the final batch of games wasn’t much to look at, backward compatibility had a big year overall. As Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed in a tweet with some statistics, over 100 new games were added to the catalogue over the course of 2018. That brings the full number of backward compatible titles to just over 550, with 57 of those being enhanced for Xbox One X.

Xbox backward compatible titles will continue to release in January 2019.

Read More


About Emma Schaefer

view all posts

Emma’s early gaming was mostly done in secret, as the only gamer in a family of normal people. She still retains skills from this dark period in her life, such as the ability to teleport instantly across the house away from the computer, and holds a gold medal in the Olympic sport of “Hide the Gameboy.” Sorry, Mom, now you know. Find her on Twitter @Emma4EGM