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Battlefield 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and more hit Xbox One backward compatibility

A new wave of highly-anticipated Xbox 360 titles is hitting backward compatibility today, adding three new games to the list of supported titles. Today's additions come from Electronic Arts, with Battlefield Bad Company 2, Battlefield 3, and Dragon Age: Origins all now playable on the Xbox One.

As announced by Xbox's Larry Hryb on Twitter, all three of these games will be playable on Xbox One consoles later today. Both physical versions and existing digital licenses are valid on Xbox One, with digital versions available for newcomers via the Xbox Store. However, Battlefield 3 was never offered via Games on Demand, meaning only disc-based versions of the game are supported.

While these titles have all seen large followings in the past, Battlefield Bad Company 2 is among the biggest games this last generation. With an expansive single player campaign and a critically acclaimed multiplayer segment, the game sits among the biggest shooters released during the Xbox 360's lifespan.

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Battlefield 3 was released shortly after Battlefield Bad Company 2, while also being one of the last Battlefield releases for Xbox 360. Taking combat forward into the present day, Battlefield 3 brought more realistic gameplay and graphics to the Xbox 360. Although the game was never applauded for its single player, its multiplayer delivered unrivaled destruction and scale to the first-person shooter landscape.

Dragon Age Origins

Dragon Age Origins (Image credit: EA)

The last of today's lineup is Dragon Age: Origins – the first game in Electronic Art's flagship fantasy RPG franchise. With a diverse open-world and praised combat system, the game is a great way to get started with the Dragon Age franchise.

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What do you think of today's new backward compatible games? Will you be dusting off these games anytime soon? Make sure to let us know in the comments!

Here's every Backward Compatible game currently on Xbox One

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

15 Comments
  • My wingman bought BC2 for £1.99 2 weeks ago, just to play on his Xbox 360. Can't quite believe they charge £14.99 for it in the store. You would think they would offer it real cheap. Come to think of it, is it free with EA Access?
  • I'm sure it will come to EA Access within a couple of months.
  • Forgot the clarify this in the article. EA has stated it they won't be supported by EA Access yet.
  • Yet.... So it is coming! Price is nasty at the moment.
  • YES!!
  • Finally. Thank you. 
  • This is great news, love Bad Company.  But until Ace Combat or H.A.W.X. games come over, I'm stiking with my Xbox 360.  Is it just me, or does it seem like the 360 had many more games out for it (and good ones) at this time in the Xbox One life cycle.
  • I really wish Ace Combat games would get on this list. As my 360 is pretty much dead. I also wish someone would make a new up to date graphics wise jet game. Heck id even buy a special joystick for it.
  • So happy to hear older BF games are now on the list.
  • they've always been playable on the PC. #PCMasterRace
  • Thanks hitler
  • I fired up Battlefield 3 up on PC today for the first time in a long time. Awesome timing as I have it for Xbox 360. I do wish the backwards compatibility titles would come faster, but as long as they do come I am fine. It's actually nice for these games to come out periodically as it's almost like a new game coming out to play.
  • Yay more games
  • Ok. This is very nice. But where is the hack and slash games? Price of Persia for example or Castelvania LOS? MS cancelling ScaleBound and too slow to make older games of this type BC.
  • Nice, looking forward to playing these over the weekend.