Posted Thu Jan 21, 2016 at 07:37 AM PST by Justin Clark
Full list of 10, a sweet deal, and a release change.
Microsoft has officially added 10 more games to their ever-growing pile of backward compatible Xbox One titles. It's the same mix of high profile, much-welcome classics, and "well, someone's happy about this, I guess" as the last few batches have been, though we get a nice little treat out of this one. 'Witcher 2: Assassin of Kings' is the heavy hitter this time around, and Microsoft have taken it upon themselves to offer the game for free from now until February 5th. Not that most of you aren't still playing 'Witcher 3', but hey, you're welcome, regardless.
The rest of the slate includes 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive', much-beloved weapon-based fighter 'Soul Calibur', equally beloved all-girl fighting title 'Skullgirls', Telltale's 'Sam and Max Save The World' (a.k.a. 'Sam and Max: Season One'), old-school shooter 'Aegis Wing', Capcom's cutesy pirate sim 'Age of Booty', 'Space Giraffe', which is basically a flashy 'Tempest' in all but name, nifty 'Smash Bros'/'Contra' hybrid 'Small Arms', and, lastly, 'Jeremy McGrath's Offroad'.
Hopefully you didn't get used to the monthly BC releases, though, because Microsoft also took the opportunity to announce that starting today, backward compatibility updates will be released the second they're ready. One hopes that means fewer situations like what happened with reach over the holidays now that MS isn't under the pressing need to get a big title out there each month, but we'll see.
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