The company as discussed in the past how difficult it can be to achieve Xbox One Backward Compatibility, but it is a feature that sets the console apart. Sony's market-leading PlayStation 4 does not support backward compatibility, so Microsoft's plans have the potential to be a big selling point for the Xbox One.
Over the months, the company has been working hard to bring more titles from the Xbox 360 to the Xbox One and has even talked about the potential (albeit complex) for adding original Xbox games to the 8th generation machine. Last month the first dual disc game was added to the backward compatible list and expect the number of titles to continuously grow.
As for the three new games, they are low key titles and not blockbusters. However, their price on Xbox Arcades reflects their aspirations, so each could be worth a look.
Anomaly Warzone Earth: $9.99
“The award-winning Anomaly Warzone Earth comes to Xbox Live Arcade, with loads of exclusive XBLA content! Experience the innovative Tower Offense formula where you are the attacking side. Be captivated by a new approach to strategy designed specifically for gamepad. Take on the role of the Commander whose special abilities are crucial in the quest for victory. Manage your armor squad's tactics – choose your formation and plot your course. Gather resources for new units and upgrades. Jump into a variety of modes – story campaign and two Squad Assault Modes. Become the strategy master by solving puzzles in Xbox-exclusive Tactical Trials levels. Enjoy extraordinary mixture of strategy and action packaged in great visuals and atmospheric sound!”
“Follow the story of Captain Benjamin Grey and his trusted fellow engineer Polly Edison in their struggle to save the Aqua world from a treacherous conspiracy, pulling the strings behind a massive conflict of two rivaling naval empires… Try out new ship types, weapons and upgrades and perfect your tactical skills with four different squad types.”
Lazy Raiders: $9.99
“Dr. Diggabone's getting too old for archaeological digs, or so he says. But truth be told, he's just plain lazy… Unlock the Full Game and send the Doctor or your Xbox LIVE Avatar on a gravity-defying quest through 75 mazes by spinning and flipping the world. Beware those thieves, minions and traps, though. Without any challenge, you'd just grow lazy… and we wouldn't want that, now would we?”
For more information about Xbox One Backwards Compatibility and to see all the Xbox 360 titles available on the Xbox One, you can head to Microsoft's official page.