From Bayonetta to Mass Effect, Xbox One’s list of backward list of game is ever growing, with more than 300 titles currently on the list.  With promises of more games the Director of Programming, Larry Hyrb, has announced two more titles for the list; Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet.

Microsoft’s first addition Sid Meiere’s Civilization Revolution is a turn based strategy game developed by Firaxis Games in 2008.  It follows the journey of a settler who decides to develop a city, interacting with native peoples and expanding their settlement along the way.  The second addition, Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet is a puzzle shooter developed by Shadow Planet Productions and released in 2011.  The game follows an alien scientist who has to survive on the Shadow Planet that was created from a meteor that slammed into his home world’s sun.

If you previously owned either of these titles for Xbox 360, they will appear for no cost on your Xbox One.  If not, you can purchase Sid Meier’s Civilization Revolution for $9 on sale this week, and Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet for $10.

Microsoft representative Bill Stillwell released a statement last month on his personal twitter account, noting that backwards compatibility is a “heavily orchestrated event.”  Backwards compatibility has to coincide with sales, new titles, and “long term business relationships.” Though this hasn’t stopped him from creating a forum on Xbox’s website, asking players what games they would like to add to the backwards compatibility list.  Leaders on the board include Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Skyrim, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2,  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. 

To find out what new title’s will be added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility list, follow Gamer Assault Weekly.



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About me: Christine "smollbirb" Marten is a recent college grad that has been playing video games since she was gifted with her first NES console in 1999. Known as LuxAterna on Steam, she started as a games journalist in 2012 and has been writing about games and the industry since. In college, she acted as the president/clubmother for the gaming club, and hosted her own gaming radio show called SoundWave Games. When she is not gaming she can be seen cosplaying at conventions, working with non-profits that fundraise through video games (like Extra Life and Child's Play), acting as community manager for The Senpai Project, playing League of Legends with friends, or serenading passerbyers with her violin skills on the streets of NYC. She will literally play anything that is thrown at her (but please don't throw to hard she is smoll). She enjoys indie games and horror games especially, and her favorite series of all times is Kingdom Hearts. Her third love, after video games and violin, is puns. Although it is a dangerous life she makes them whenever she hears the opportunity to do so. Christine hopes to bring her own spin on storytelling to the GAW community as she continues to seek out whatever the world has to offer!