360 to One: Xbox gamers to vote

Earlier this week, Microsoft made the long-desired yet previously ignored ability of backwards compatibility for its current and previous generation Xbox consoles.

I think it is clear to everyone that without resorting to hyperbole, this is one of the greatest developments in the history of gaming, if not humanity itself. I am still giddy with excitement and anticipation, and the good news just keeps coming.

While the initial list of 360 games that will be playable on the One was admittedly somewhat underwhelming, the much-maligned console and computing behemoth is taking things to a whole new level!!

Microsoft is actually asking its gamers which games they would like to see included in the programme! That’s right, while certain other console manufacturers are busy being hacked or randomly adding screens on their controllers, Microsoft is offering their gamers the opportunity to have a say in their gaming options and vote on which 360 games they would like to play on their Ones.

While they understandably don’t commit to every game being made available, presumably because there are just so many amazing games on the 360 and the One already, they do state that they will try to make available as many of the favourite games as possible, which is particularly good news if you’re a fan of some of the bigger franchise games.

The top five games at the time of writing are:

  1. Red Dead Redemption
  2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II
  3. Skyrim
  4. Halo: Reach
  5. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

If you can’t see your favourite game there, fear not, because you can simply head on over the their full list where there are plenty more games just waiting for your vote, all the way down to Skate 3 which is currently languishing at the bottom.


Source: Xbox forums, Image source: Microsoft


Ash is a technophile and Tolkienite at heart and has read the Silmarillion more than once – yes really, he’s one of those – with an enjoyment of the wider Sci-Fi and fantasy genres amongst others! When not engaged in hobbity pursuits, he is an avid gamer and movie watcher, and has had an affinity with all things technological and some things sporty.

8 thoughts on “360 to One: Xbox gamers to vote

  • 21st June 2015 at 06:57

    I think their greatest achievement was to have games downloaded only -disc free, and then making an 180* U-turn. All about PS4TW

  • 22nd June 2015 at 13:37

    I think their greatest achievement was to have games downloaded only -disc free, and then making an 180* U-turn. All about PS4TW!!!

    • 22nd June 2015 at 14:04

      I wish they had kept the disc-free gaming, but as with many tech changes, too many people didn’t bother to learn about what it really meant before going internet-crazy on it and forcing a change.

  • 22nd June 2015 at 14:12

    This is a great article!!

    I think the author of this is top-notch. I can’t wait the read more of their content.

      • 22nd June 2015 at 14:57

        Why? ?!?!

        I like the article, I like the author, that is all I have said.

        There are no site rules for commenters so what is your problem!!

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  • 22nd June 2015 at 14:20

    The only joy to be found in an Xbone is shouting X-Box OFF!! when a mates at the vinegar strokes of some difficult game or near the end of a race.

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