E3: Hot lineup of Xbox One exclusive titles, backward compatibility for Xbox 360 announced

It was hard to catch a breath during the Xbox E3 briefing Monday: The news included the reveal of “Halo 5: Guardians” Warzone, an all-new, massive scale multiplayer mode where up to 24 players battle with AI characters joining in the fight; a fully featured version of “Minecraft” for Microsoft HoloLens; and that Xbox will be the only console to support backward compatibility natively for select Xbox 360 games for free, and they will all have Xbox One features, including screenshots, broadcasting and GameDVR.

Phew! See what we mean?

Backward compatibility is one of the most-requested fan features, and more than 100 classic Xbox 360 games will be available at launch, with more to come.

Also announced was the Xbox Elite Controller, a pro controller designed to take gaming to the next level, and Game Preview on Xbox One — a new way for fans to purchase work-in-progress digital titles and participate in the development process by giving feedback to developers as they continue to update their games. Game Preview is coming to Xbox One as a pilot program starting this week.

In addition to “Halo 5: Guardians,” other exclusive titles coming to Xbox One include: “Forza Motorsport 6,” “Rise of the Tomb Raider,” “Gears of War: Ultimate Edition,” “Fable Legends” and “Rare Replay.”

To learn more, read the press release.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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