Xbox One Won’t Be Getting Backward Compatible Games Until Next Year

Xbox One backward compatibility takes a short break until 2018.

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With a short message on Twitter, Major Nelson announced that in December, Microsoft will not publish new backward compatible games for Xbox One, the releases will resume regularly after the end of year holidays.

“After releasing 136 Xbox 360, 13 Original Xbox & 7 enhanced Xbox 360 titles in 2017, the Xbox One Backward Compatibility team is taking some time off for the holidays. Releases resume after New Year. Thank you for all of your support this year,” Nelson said on his official Twitter account.

In 2017, the company of Redmond made 136 Xbox 360 games, 13 Xbox Originals games and seven Xbox 360 games optimized for Xbox One X, numbers that confirm the success of the backward compatibility of Xbox One.

A very rich catalog, which has seen, starting from the month of November, the addition of the titles of the Original Xbox, including Halo Combat Evolved and Ninja Gaiden, two of the most popular games ever for the Microsoft console.

Since the launch of Xbox One and the announcement of backward compatibility with previous versions, more than 400 Xbox 360 games have been added to this generation’s catalog, and recently more than 10 titles of Original Xbox were also added. This functionality has become one of the advantages that make the new ecosystem of Microsoft stand out more at present and one of the most loved by the community of Xbox.