Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 games Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga are now backward compatible. Both games aren't the heavy-hitters fans were hoping for, but they're still a lot of fun. Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag also has a native Xbox One version.
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/innb3I2LkkAssassin’s Creed IV Black Flag and Divinity II - The Dragon Knight Saga are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today https://t.co/qPMRNrLoTQ pic.twitter.com/innb3I2Lkk— Larry Hryb 🇺🇦 (@majornelson) April 3, 2018April 3, 2018
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag takes place in 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of legends like Captain Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. The game is currently available for roughly $10 at various retailers.
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga
Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga features two adventures in one package. Players get to see the Divinity II saga to its true ending in this lengthy role-playing compilation that includes both the remastered Ego Draconis and its sequel Flames of Vengeance. As a Dragon Knight, you will explore the massive world of Rivellon and delve into the true nature of the ancient conflict between Dragon Slayers and Dragon Knights. The game is currently available for $30 at various retailers but the Xbox Spring Sale discounts the title to just $7.49.
Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Even to this day Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag and Divinity II: The Dragon Knight Saga remain quite enjoyable.
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Black Flag seems like a weird choice, as it has an Xbox One version.... but another game is a game that wasn't there previously, so it's kind of a win...
I guess it makes sense for those who already have the 360 version of the game, but yes, having a native Xbox One does seem redundant. Funny how the xbox team helps us by not making us buy two copies of the same game, yet, they released two almost identical version of Zoo Tycoon there the few extra animals can be added as a DLC to the original game, yet expect us to buy the game all over again
And both version were already in GWG which is funny. Can I now choose if I want to play the 360 or the XboxOne version on my One? You can't chare the savegames between both.
You don't need to rebuy the HD quality if you think the SD quality is enough.
If you own none, you got choice.
Weird to see that but in a way I'm quite hopeful the same happens with DMC: HD collection as recently came out the xbox one version and I was thinking that my investment in the 360 version was wasted (I coulnd't finish the game at the time)
Now if you want to have a different experience on console, you can play it once on 720p Low (X360 version) and once on 900p High (Xbox One version). More replayability!
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