22 games confirmed for Xbox One's 360 backwards compatibility

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The Xbox 360 games available to Xbox One Preview members has been confirmed.

22 titles are included in the initial offer, with the promise of over 100 being available by this holiday and hundreds” more in the months ahead. The service will roll out to all Xbox One members this autumn.

Here's the initial list:

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Hominid HD
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Defense Grid
  • Geometry Wars Evolved
  • Hexic HD
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect
  • N+
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Small Arms
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Viva Piata
  • Viva Piata: TIP
  • Zuma
  • The digital titles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalogue will automatically show up in the ‘Ready to Install' section on your Xbox One,” Microsoft has said.

For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalogue, simply insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has finished downloading, you will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.”

Eurogamer says it has been confirmed that Xbox 360 save files can be transferred to Xbox One via the cloud. The Verge reports that, as expected, the whole thing is achieved via 360 emulation on Xbox One as opposed to technical changes being made to the games themselves.

"We have to do packaging and validation work on each title to make it available through Xbox One backward compatibility," a Microsoft spokesperson told the site.

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