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December-Backward-Compatibility-940x376Last month, Microsoft released a killer feature for the Xbox One: backward compatibility for Xbox 360 games. While many welcomed the news, the initial selection of games was pretty small, with just 100 titles and only a handful of blockbuster games from the last generation.

Today, Microsoft announced 16 new Xbox 360 games that are playable on Xbox One. The list includes Halo: Reach and Deus Ex: Human Revolution, along with arcade titles like Portal: Still Alive, Ms. Pac-Man and Peggle.

Xbox One owners who bought any of the titles digitally should be able to redownload them today, while owners of physical disc copies can just pop them into their machine to start playing. The Xbox One may need a software update before gameplay starts.

Microsoft said it will release new batches of backward-compatible games each month, so be on the lookout for new titles. According to the company, the only thing holding back every 360 title from working on the Xbox One is the games’ rights holders not wanting to offer the content on newer hardware.

The full list is below:

  • Braid
  • Doritos Crash Course
  • Fable III
  • Halo: Reach
  • Hydro Thunder
  • Iron Brigade
  • Kane & Lynch 2
  • Motocross Madness
  • Peggle
  • Portal: Still Alive
  • Spelunky
  • Splosion Man
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Zuma’s Revenge!
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