Microsoft has just sent out an Xbox One Backwards Compatibility update and it adds one more game to the program. According to Microsoft Gaming Director Larry Hryb, also known as Major Nelson, Hitman Absolution would join the list of Xbox One Backwards Compatible Games list. Nelson made the announce through his official Twitter account where he usually does.
According to Gamespot, previous owners of Hitman Absolution on the Xbox 360 no longer have to purchase the game again. Previous owners of the game will automatically see Hitman Absolution on their Xbox One game library. If not previously owned, those wanting to play the game can purchase it through the Microsoft Xbox Store.
Square Enix Holdings released Hitman Absolution on Nov. 20, 2012, originally for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Windows, and Mac. It took at least five years before Microsoft finally decides to add the game on their Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program. The Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Program allows people to play Xbox 360 games on their Xbox Ones.
Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Update: Recently Added Games
Although Microsoft has added great games in the last couple of weeks, people want Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. In fact, according to the official Xbox site, four out of the top five votes for Xbox One Backwards Compatibility ideas include Call of Duty titles. Microsoft has recently added Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City in the said program.
Both Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City became backward compatible on Feb. 9, 2017. Like Hitman Absolution, people can download both games freely if they previously owned them. If not, they have to purchase their digital copies through the Microsoft Xbox Store.
Although Microsoft has already added Grand Theft Auto 4 and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, people still demanded Grand Theft Auto 5. While Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 remains the popular idea The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim follows at second. The other three includes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare.
Xbox Boss Phil Spence disappointed Xbox fans when he mentioned that Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 would not make the lineup this week. Spencer said that he really wants the game added to the Xbox One Backwards Compatible update soon. So far, the Xbox One Backwards Compatibility Library has more than 320 games since its release.
— Larry Hryb @ E3 🎮 ⌨️ (@majornelson) February 14, 2017