If you remember the Rare Replay Collection, another game will see a similar fate to the other thirty titles, as Borderlands is added for Xbox One backwards compatibility, which will see its gameplay available for the next-gen console.
Initially released in October of 2009, the first Borderlands game was originally made to work on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows or Mac, but Microsoft has unveiled it as one of the 100 titles to be made available with the new feature.
The backwards compatibility will essentially allow Xbox One users to replay their Xbox 360 games, provided they have an original copy of the disk or a genuine digital version. It will make older games re-playable on the new generation of much better performing hardware.
Any Xbox game owned could now be dusted off and played on their latest console. Considering the game was released around six years ago, it could be quite an impressive feat, and gamers are certainly looking forward to seeing the complete list of available games. Microsoft is adding more and more each day, appealing to the nostalgia in avid players.
The aforementioned Rare Replay Collection implied 30 games from 1983 to 2008, and was made available as a mere taste of what could be optimized for Xbox One, and quite possibly test both its success and their system’s capabilities.
In June, Microsoft has officially announced that they’re working strenuously on their backwards compatibility feature and will be made available to all Xbox One owners in November, this year. Players will be able to carry out old saved files should they wish, and replay memorable parts of their favorite games.
It will also offer that forever awe inspiring sensation on how far technology has brought us in terms of gaming. Going from controlling tiny 2D pixels on TV screens to games with stunning graphics, disturbingly accurate sounds and beautiful storylines, gamers have come a long way into the kind of entertainment options they are offered.
Sometimes, it can be admittedly said that we casually overlook certain performances that were not even possible a few years ago because we have been so well accustomed to life-like visuals in gameplay.
The backwards compatibility feature will automatically be made available once the program launches later on this fall, and for now has also added titles like Gears of War and Shadow Complex to the list. Not to mention the other thirty games made available from the Rare Replay Collection.
It will be entirely free, and Microsoft will not ask for additional costs to playing your old Xbox 360 games to the newer, shinier, and better Xbox One. And there are more to come.
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