Microsoft held a press conference today at Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. The vast majority of their event was about rated M games that we don’t need to talk about here, but they did make some announcements that families will appreciate.
Microsoft confirmed that the Xbox One backwards compatibility feature that they announced at E3 a few months ago will go live this November. They also indicated that all future Games with Gold games for Xbox 360 will be a part of the backwards compatibility program.
This is a big deal because it adds a LOT of value to the Xbox Live Gold membership as it will now include even more games.
We know that all of the first party Xbox 360 games will be included, but there will also be games from select third party developers as well. The developers we know to be including their games are listed below.
- Bandai Namco
- Deep Silver
- Electronic Arts
- Square Enix
- Koei Tecmo
- Warner Bros Interactive
Those are some very big names so there will be a lot of added value to the Xbox One library as it moves into the middle of its life cycle.