Xbox One News and Updates – Backward Compatibility Update Adds Joust and More To Come

Larry Hyrb, the member of the Xbox team, tweeted that the 1982 arcade game Joust would be arriving to Xbox One. Backward compatibility allows the Xbox One to run 360 games. Microsoft is adding Joust to its ever-expanding list of backward compatible games for the Xbox One.

Joust is an arcade classic that found new home on Microsoft’s console

In 2005, Joust was released for Xbox 360. It popularized the concept of two player co-op. It is played from a side-scrolling perspective. In it, you have to ride an ostrich and jump on enemies to eliminate them. When you reach one end of the screen, you spawn on the opposite end.

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via playstation

You can view the complete list here.

GameTypePublisherStatus
Call of Duty 2Games on DemandActivision8/23/2016
FarCry 3 Blood DragonArcadeUbisoft8/9/2016
Bionic Commando Rearmed 2ArcadeCapcom7/21/2016
PAC-MAN MUSEUMArcadeBandai Namco7/21/2016
Red Dead RedemptionGames on DemandRockstar Games7/7/2016
fallout New VegasGames on DemandBethesda Softworks6/23/2016
I Am AliveArcadeUbisoft6/23/2016
Left4DeadGames on DemandValve6/16/2016
Portal 2Games on DemandValve6/16/2016
XCOM: Enemy WithinGames on Demand2K6/9/2016

Xbox Gold members can get access to “Earthlock: Festival of magic”, “Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China”, “Forza Horizon” and “Mirror’s Edge” for August and September.

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Fans are expecting more mainstream titles from Microsoft like the Bioshock series and Skate. What titles do you want to see as part of the Xbox One backward compatibility update? Let us know in the comments. For more on Xbox One and Microsoft’s new and upcoming games, stay tuned to MobiPicker.