One of the most important announcements from Microsoft at E3 2015 was the announcement of the arrival of the new Xbox experience and the program of backward compatibility. Although for many it seemed at the time a cure for the lack of games, the reality is that it has become a hit, and almost half of the owners of an Xbox One use it.
This news was shared by Phil Spencer, head of Xbox in his official Twitter account. He said the backward compatibility program already has more than 300 games and thanked fans for supporting him.
“Now back compat over 300 titles. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners BC playing games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program,” Spencer said on the social network.
Now over 300 back compat titles. Nearly 50% of XB1 owners playing BC games is great to see. Thanks for supporting the program.
— Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) December 13, 2016
The backward compatibility program came in November 2015, and a year of its launch had already been played 210 million hours of Xbox 360 titles on Xbox One. This figure increased significantly in a few months, since August players had played 145 million hours of backward compatible titles.
Given the success of backward compatibility is not surprising for the fans asking for more games to join this program. Among the most requested titles are Call of Duy: Black Ops II, The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim and the trilogy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Recall that Phil Spencer revealed that nearly 50% of the owners of an Xbox One use the backward compatibility program.