Xbox One Backwards Compatibility's Biggest Games Get Huge Discount on Super Sale

By Jazz Rosin / 2017.05.15
(Xbox One) Xbox One Backwards Compatibility's Biggest Games Get Huge Discount on Super Sale

Xbox One player backlogs are about to get even bigger as Microsoft just announced a huge sale for its backwards compatible titles.

Microsoft's Backwards Compatibility Super Sale starts this Tuesday, May 16, as announced by Xbox director of programming Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on his Twitter account. The backwards compatibility sale will include more than 275 backwards compatible titles, and gamers will see some of the prices go down to up to 75 percent this week.

While the full list of discounted backwards compatible games are not announced yet, Hryb confirmed that four of its most popular backwards compatible titles will be included in the sale. These include Rockstar Games' "Red Dead Redemption" and "Grand Theft Auto IV," EA Black Box's "Skate 3," and of course, everyone's favorite "Call of Duty" title, "Call of Duty: Black Ops 2."

Unfortunately, one of the Xbox One backwards compatible titles, Remedy Entertainment's action-adventure game "Alan Wake" will no longer be included in the sale.


According to Remedy's Twitter announcement, the game will be pulled out of digital stores, including Steam and the Xbox Store, due to expiring music licenses, the day before the Xbox One backwards compatibility sale, May 15. "Alan Wake" will be priced at 90 percent off on Steam until it is pulled out from stores.

Microsoft has not mentioned a timeframe on how long the sale will last, but we are expecting the sale to run for a couple of days.

The Xbox One backwards compatibility program has massively grown in popularity since it was first made available to the public in Nov. 2015. The Xbox One backwards compatibility library now boasts over 300 titles, and includes tons of popular Xbox 360 games across all genres, like "Assassin's Creed", "Bioshock," "Borderlands," "The Witcher 2," "Portal" and more.

Stay tuned for more updates about the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility program.

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