Xbox One backwards compatibility program allows any user to play their Xbox 360 games either through the physical disc, or through their digital purchase, directly on their Xbox One with improved emulated features. The recent addition to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program includes major names like Far Cry 2, Driver San Francisco and Sniper Elite V2.
Major Nelson confirmed these new games in a tweet on his official Twitter account.
Sniper Elite V2, Far Cry 2 and Driver San Francisco (available on disc or digitally if previously purchased) are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/TEuMUtcyNk
— Larry Hryb🎮🎙📺 (@majornelson) January 16, 2018
These games should be available to play on your Xbox One starting today. They can also get some enhancements if you play them on Xbox One like better load times, texture filtering and in some cases, improved frame rate as well.
Xbox One backwards compatibility program also extends to the Xbox One X and features some of the specific games using the power of the Xbox One X to render at native 4K. These are all emulated version of the games rendering at a higher resolution and offer a much more improved experience compared to the base Xbox One or Xbox 360.
There are more than 300 backwards compatible games available as part of the program and more are added each month as part of a release schedule. Microsoft announced the program back at E3 2015 and has since followed it up with Xbox 1 backwards compatibility as well.