Free Witcher 2, More Games Arrive for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility
Microsoft may have added only a single major game to its Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program for the month of January, but it’s making up for that by giving away that game to everyone. This morning the company revealed a new slate of Xbox 360 games coming to the Xbox One at no additional charge on its Xbox Wire news blog.
The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the only big name title being added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program today. Joining it are Sam & Max Save the World, Aegis Wing, Counter-Strike: Go, Age of Booty, Space Giraffe, Soulcalibur, Skullgirls, Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad and Small Arms. These titles existed as Xbox Live Arcade titles on the Xbox 360. They were never sold in retail stores.
Going forward, Microsoft plans to add new games to the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program as they’re available. The company has announced and released them monthly in since November. Head to Xbox.com to claim your free copy of The Witcher 2. The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program allows Xbox One owners to play their favorite games from the Xbox 360 on Microsoft’s latest console at no additional charge. A digital version of the game unlocks after you insert your game disc — provided that its in the program.