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Xbox One, Xbox 360 News & Update: Games with Gold Lineup Revealed; More Backward Compatible Titles Coming

Update Date: Jan 03, 2017 04:11 PM EST

The Xbox users now have the reason to celebrate the New Year as the Xbox Games with Gold lineup for January 2017 is now revealed. Microsoft, once again, offers a lot of video game titles for Xbox 360 and Xbox One players that they could enjoy for free.

Microsoft revealed that Xbox One and Xbox 360 would have two free games each. Xbox Games with Gold lineup for Xbox One includes "Deathtrap: World of Van Helsing" that would be available from January 1 to 31 and "Killer Instinct Season 2" that can be downloaded for free starting January 16 to February 15. However, "Outlast" from the December roster is still available until January 15, GameSpot reported.

The Xbox Games with Gold lineup for Xbox 360, on the other hand, can enjoy playing "The Cave" that is now offered for free starting January 1 to 15. Also, players can start downloading "Rayman Origins" from January 16 to 31. Fortunately, these games can also be played on Xbox One with the help of backward compatibility.

Meanwhile, according to Daily Express, more Backward Compatible games are coming to Xbox One in January 2017 as confirmed by Microsoft. In fact, Phil Spencer revealed that it would an interesting month for the game enthusiasts with the new stats tied to the program. For the record, there is now a total of 309 backward compatible games and about 20 percent of Xbox 360 titles would be worked out.

A Reddit user named TheKoolestKid11 revealed that there are about 1,722 games that could be added to Backward Compatible program. This is supported by the Microsoft's official survey page. However, 160 of these titles could not be added because of some compatibility issues. If 20 percent of the entire Xbox 360 library can be under the backward compatibility, in the next four years, there is a possibility that every game from Xbox 360 could be played on Xbox One.

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