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Two big new games have just joined the Xbox One backward compatibility program.

As Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed on Twitter, the latest two titles that Xbox fans will now be able to play on their Xbox One consoles are Prey and Mafia II. That means that both games can now be purchased on the Xbox One, and any older versions of the games you might have owned already will now be playable as well.

It’s important to note that this Prey isn’t the same game as the one that Bethesda Softworks released last year. That game is already out on the Xbox One. Instead, this is the original game to bear that title, developed by Human Head Studios and released in 2006. That’s before Bethesda got the rights to the series. If you loved that reboot of the game, this 2006 version of the game may be well worth a look to see what inspired it all, though be warned that it’s almost a completely different sort of experience. There are aliens in both, but that’s about where the similarities stop.

Mafia II is the first game from that series to join the Xbox One backward compatibility program. First launched in 2010, it drops players into a fictional, open-world metropolis based on New York City as Vito Scaletta attempts to climb through the ranks of the Mafia.

Both games should be available on the backward compatibility program later today, February 13th. For a full list of other older games you can pick up to play on your Xbox One, check out the full catalog on Major Nelson’s site.

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Source: Major Nelson on Twitter


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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

Two big new games just joined Xbox backward compatibility

Two new (old) titles are now available to play on your Xbox One.

By Emma Schaefer | 02/13/2018 11:00 AM PT

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Two big new games have just joined the Xbox One backward compatibility program.

As Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb revealed on Twitter, the latest two titles that Xbox fans will now be able to play on their Xbox One consoles are Prey and Mafia II. That means that both games can now be purchased on the Xbox One, and any older versions of the games you might have owned already will now be playable as well.

It’s important to note that this Prey isn’t the same game as the one that Bethesda Softworks released last year. That game is already out on the Xbox One. Instead, this is the original game to bear that title, developed by Human Head Studios and released in 2006. That’s before Bethesda got the rights to the series. If you loved that reboot of the game, this 2006 version of the game may be well worth a look to see what inspired it all, though be warned that it’s almost a completely different sort of experience. There are aliens in both, but that’s about where the similarities stop.

Mafia II is the first game from that series to join the Xbox One backward compatibility program. First launched in 2010, it drops players into a fictional, open-world metropolis based on New York City as Vito Scaletta attempts to climb through the ranks of the Mafia.

Both games should be available on the backward compatibility program later today, February 13th. For a full list of other older games you can pick up to play on your Xbox One, check out the full catalog on Major Nelson’s site.

Read More

Source: Major Nelson on Twitter



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