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Xbox One owners were thrilled at the announcement of Microsoft bringing backwards compatibility to the platform. Though this feature will eventually be released for all Xbox One owners, Microsoft has unveiled new details at the Gamescom 2015 press conference.

Microsoft has said that all the future Xbox 360 Games with Gold titles will be backward compatible. It also gave out a list of games that members of the Xbox Preview programme (an invite-only group) will be able to try it.

It is also important to know that this feature is free of cost, allows players to play multiplayer, and also works with disc-based and digital games.

Below is the list of games that will be available as part of the initial preview titles (Xbox):

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Defense Grid
  • Geometry Wars Evolved
  • Hexic HD
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect
  • N+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Viva Pinata: TIP
  • Zuma

Apart from the above list, Kotaku pulled up some names from the video being showcased at Gamescom 2015. Here is its list minus the games listed above:

  • Trials
  • Ghost Recon Future Soldier
  • Far Cry 3
  • Fallout 3
  • Fable 2
  • BioShock Infinite
  • Dynasty Warriors
  • Driver San Francisco
  • Disney Universe
  • Dead Space
  • Dark Souls
  • Civilization Revolution
  • Child of Eden
  • Assassin's Creed Brotherhood
  • Cars
  • Brothers In Arms: Hell's Highway
  • Borderlands
  • BioShock
  • Bayonetta
  • Battleblock Theater
  • Tom Clancy's Endwar
  • Assassin's Creed II
  • Risen 2
  • Far Cry 2
  • Alan Wake
  • Risen
  • Unclear — another Dead Space?
  • Unclear
  • Another Assassin's Creed

Others titles that the report mentions are Assassin's Creed Revelations, Shadow Complex and Viva Pinata.

Call of Duty Does Not Figure in Xbox One Backwards Compatibility List

Meanwhile, one game that has not been mentioned in the Xbox One backwards compatibility list are the Call of Duty games. None of the Call of Duty games have been included in the list.

It is not that the games in the series have not been requested by fans, in fact, Black Ops 2 was one of the most requested title.

When fans asked Aaron Greenberg, marketing head at Microsoft he suggested them to ask Activision instead.

Though a report in Attack of the Fanboy argues that Microsoft's deferment alluded to it opting out Call of Duty games, but we can still rest out hopes on the official website's backward compatibility page, where Microsoft answers how the titles are selected in its Trending Questions section as, "We're starting with some of the most popular and highest rated Xbox 360 titles. We're listening to our fans and working with our partners. We'll continue to update the page as more titles are added. We're continuing to listen to Xbox fan feedback and you can request titles at Xbox Feedback."
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