New Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Titles Released Along With A Free Copy Of Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings

Starting today, Xbox has announced that it will release Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles as they become available – rather than having a set monthly launch date, titles will go live once each has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.

One game we’re really excited about is CD Projekt RED’s critically acclaimed title, The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.Players assume the identity of Geralt of Rivia – a professional monster slayer – or witcher, as he becomes entangled within the political turmoil that has engulfed Temeria while hunting down a treacherous assassin. Featuring an intense and emotionally charged, non-linear story and using your skills with the sword and magical abilities, experience the complex and expansive adventure that leads up to the events of 2015’s award winning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners in select regions** can download this title for free on Xbox.com anytime between now and 5thFebruary.

Xbox has created a dedicated page for Xbox One Backward Compatibility on Xbox Wire – http://news.xbox.com/BackwardCompatibility. Here, you’ll find content such as roundups of Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles recently released, as well as spotlight stories on popular titles added to the programme. You’ll also still be able to find the full list of titles at Xbox.com/BackCompat and MajorNelson.com

Below you can find the list of new Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles** added from today:

To date, millions of Xbox gamers have already logged more than 21 million hours playing Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles.

Last month’s UK top ten Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles were:

  1. Fallout 3
  2. Just Cause 2
  3. Gears of War 3
  4. DiRT 3
  5. Assassin’s Creed II
  6. Fable II
  7. Borderlands
  8. Battleblock Theatre
  9. Mass Effect
  10. Gears of War: Judgment

Fans can keep voting for their favourite games that they would like to be made available on Backward Compatibility atXbox Feedback.

*Free download of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is available in the United Kingdom, U.S., Canada, France and Germany. The giveaway is available now until 5th February (8 a.m. GMT).

**Games and availability subject to change. Title availability varies by region.

Jim Smale

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