Xbox One Backward Compatibility Adds Costume Quest and From Dust

The long list of backward compatible games for Xbox One continues to grow. Larry Hyrb, more commonly known as Major Nelson, announced two Xbox 360 titles will now be playable on the Xbox One.

The first is From Dust, a god game developed by a small team from Ubisoft Montpellier and designed by Eric Chahi. Described as a spiritual successor to Populous, you assume the role of a god-like entity where you shape the environment to save a tribe from extinction and pave the way for prosperity. It released in 2011 for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC and was part of Xbox’s Summer of Arcade lineup for that year. We actually have a review for the game and can check that out to see what we thought of From Dust.

The second is Costume Quest, an RPG by Double Fine Productions. Set on Halloween, you play as one of two fraternal twins, Reynold and Wren, and go trick-or-treating in their neighborhood. The gameplay consists of both adventure elements and turn-based RPG combat. Costume Quest originally released for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in 2010. We do not have a review for this game but I hear pretty good things about it.

Introduced back in November 2015, Xbox One’s backward compatibility feature now has over 550 games in its ever-growing list of playable Xbox 360 and original Xbox games. Some games also receive Xbox One X enhancements, like Fable 2 and Splinter Cell Blacklist. The last game to get added to the backward compatibility list was Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden 2 which originally released for Xbox 360 in 2008.

In other Xbox One related news, Platinum Games studio head Atsushi Inaba claims that both Microsoft and Platinum Games were at fault for Scalebound‘s cancellation.

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Battlefield 1943 Enters the Fray for Backward Compatibility and EA Access

This week has been a spotlight week for Battlefield news. First, EA revealed Battlefield V in an action-packed reveal trailer. Following that up, Larry “Major Nelson” Herb announced that one of that game’s (and developer’s) predecessors, Battlefield 1943, would be coming to both Xbox One Backward Compatibility and the EA Access Vault.

The news comes by way of Twitter, where Major Nelson made the reveal in the swell of Battlefield hype:

Following that, gamers got a quick update that the game was also becoming available on Electronic Arts’ dedicated subscription service, EA Access:

In case you aren’t following, this means that anyone currently subscribed with EA Access should be able to simply log into their Xbox One and play the nearly decade-old game.

For those who don’t remember their historical-based war game history, 1953 was the 2009 iteration of the World War II-based series. Coming after Heroes but before Bad Company 2, the game takes place in the Pacific Theatre (specifically Wake Island, Guadalcanal, and Iwo Jima). The game launched as an all-digital title through Xbox Live Arcade on Xbox 360 and PSN on PS3, mainly because the game consisted of Conquest mode solely.

Also, in case you forgot, the game was also the source of drama all its own. It first started when the PC version was canceled two years after the launch of the PS3 and Xbox 360 version, reportedly to focus efforts on Battlefield 3. Following that, EA announced that Battlefield 3 would come packed-in with Battlefield 1943 for pre-orderers on PS3 — another claim that would eventually fall through.

So if you are looking for a way to enjoy an EA DICE-created World War II game, feel free to pop in the Xbox 360 disc into your Xbox One. Additionally, you can subscribe to EA Access on Amazon for $29.99 for a year —  a sound investment if you want to be playing the latest game in the series when it launches in October 2018.

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