Battlestations: Pacific, Fuel, Rayman Raving Rabbids join Xbox backward compatibility

Ever since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced, gamers have been asking for a few high-profile games. While the majority of requests revolve around the Call of Duty franchise, the Rayman franchise has been other hot series. Today, Microsoft announced that Battlestations: Pacific, Fuel, and Rayman Raving Rabbids are now backward compatible. Battlestations: Pacific was a free Games with Gold title many months ago, so you may already own it on Xbox 360.

Backward compatibility opens Xbox One to a huge variety of games, spanning three generations of Microsoft's consoles. Despite hardware differences, it remains an outstanding feature, allowing a select library of older games to be played on Xbox One. While the majority of them are Xbox 360 titles, there are also some original Xbox games in there. To date, gamers have enjoyed well over a billion hours of backward compatible games, and the catalog now includes over five hundred Xbox 360 games alone.

Battlestations: Pacific

Battlestations: Pacific is the sequel to the critically-acclaimed Battlestations: Midway. Take the fight in the Pacific direct to the enemy in this action-strategy game where players command and take control of over a hundred air, sea, and submarine units. Fight in two massive historic single-player campaigns and battle online.

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In an alternate reality, vast swathes known as safe zones are established as extreme weather wreaks havoc, creating thousands of no-go areas. Floods, storms, wildfires, tornados, and hurricanes have driven people from towns and cities into miles of dangerous uninhabitable areas. People turn to renewable energy in the face of the destruction caused by global warming. These danger zones become a playground for a new breed of racer.

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Rayman Raving Rabbids

Rayman Raving Rabbids is a casual game where you play as Rayman and participate in challenges.

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Be sure to check out Fuel in particular if you're a fan of dark racing games. Many of these titles aren't just cult classics, they're also a lot of fun to play due to their unique gameplay.

Asher Madan

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.