Fallout: New Vegas to join the growing Xbox One Backward Compatibility list

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Good news for Xbox gamers out there, Microsoft has just announced that Fallout: New Vegas game is now available for download with the Xbox Backward Compatibility program.

Microsoft has been busy working on its promise to bring out backward compatible titles for the Xbox One console. The latest title to join its growing list is the post-apocalyptic role-playing video games Fallout: New Vegas.  Obsidian’s latest entry to the popular Fallout game series was a big hit in the gaming market, making around 12 million copies worldwide.

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The game has been one of the most requested games, not yet on the backward compatibility list, and gamers have been pushing the software giant to bring it into the next generation of Microsoft gaming consoles.

For starters, a Xbox One backward compatibility lets gamers who own Xbox 360 versions of games play those games on the Xbox One without needing to purchase anything new. For example, if a game title is on the compatible list, gamers who own the Xbox 360 game could insert their disc into the Xbox One console and then the console automatically downloads the software needed that makes that game work on the Xbox One.

Microsoft’s backward compatibility feature is the main advantage that Xbox One has over its main competitor Sony. Since the software firm first announced backward compatibility feature, it has continued to add games to its list.

The most recent list includes the following titles: Blood Knights, Comic Jumper, Crystal Quest, Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara, Fallout: New Vegas, I Am Alive, Joe Danger, and the Red Faction Battlegrounds.

According to TechTimes, the full and expanding list is available on Major Nelson’s blog and includes Alan Wake, Fallout 3, Left 4 Dead, Mirror’s Edge, Saints Row IV and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.

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Launched on 2010, Fallout: New Vegas is an action role-playing video game developed by Obsidian Entertainment and published by Bethesda Softworks. The game is the fourth major installment of the Fallout video game series and is set in a post-apocalyptic environment around the area of Nevada, California, and Arizona.

The game is currently available on Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and now Xbox One via backward compatibility.

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