Microsoft Ditch Backwards Compatibility Schedule, Plus the Witcher 2 FREE!

Microsoft have today unveiled not only a small list of new Backwards Compatible titles for the Xbox One, but their new approach to releases as we move along.It’s great to know fan feedback does make its way up through the ranks here, and the new release schedule has been created after listening to some of the millions of gamers who’ve so far spent over 21 million hours playing 360 titles on the One console.

We say “release schedule” however the news today is that from now on there will be no schedule, no monthly releases and no waiting to find the latest titles. All Xbox 360 Backwards Compatible titles for the Xbox One will be realeased simply as soon as they have the Engineering and Publisher’s stamp of approval.

They have also announced that one of the new compatible titles, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings will be free in the US, UK, France, and Germany between today, January 21st (6am PST) and February 5th (12am UTC), a great gesture for those who missed it on Games With gold a few months ago.

This could be a great way to go forward with the ever expanding backwards compatible title and Microsoft have also announced some more titles available for Xbox One Users today, including;

 

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

  • Sam & Max Save The World

  • Aegis Wing

  • Counter-Strike: GO

  • Age Of Booty

  • Space Giraffe

  • Soul Calibur

  • Skullgirls

  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad

  • Small Arms

We’re also introducing a new feature over here at pixelbandits.org where you will soon be able to find a constantly updated catalog of Backwards Compatible titles, making it easy to see where we are with out old favourites. Remember if you have a title which you want to see take the leap to this generation, you can always vote for it on the Official Microsoft pages by heading here and putting your mark on the gaming landscape

We’re really excited about the announcement of The Witcher 2 game, which is still a doozy today, but can we drag outselves away from the third installment? we’ll just have to wait and see. Certainly giving it away free for those who missed it previously on Games With Gold is a great move!

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