Dante's Inferno and R.U.S.E. join Xbox backward compatibility [updated]

A few days ago, we reported that EA Access leaked Dante's Inferno coming to Xbox One backward compatibility. Today, Larry Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, announced that Xbox 360 games Dante's Inferno and R.U.S.E. are now backward compatible on Xbox One. Both games aren't the heavy-hitters fans were hoping for, but they're still a lot of fun.

Updated July 19, 2018: Dante's Inferno is also available for free to EA Access subscribers.

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.

Dante's Inferno

Dante's Inferno is a 2010 action video game developed by the now-closed Visceral Games. Based on the immensely influential classic poem, Dante's Inferno takes you on an epic quest of vengeance and redemption through the Nine Circles of Hell. You are Dante, a veteran of the Crusades who must chase his beloved Beatrice and try to free her soul from Lucifer's grasp. As your pursuit takes you deeper into the pits of Hell, you must battle ever more fierce and hideous monsters, while also facing your own sins, a dark family past, and your unforgivable war crimes.


R.U.S.E. is a real-time strategy game which uses a new "Deception" gameplay mechanic to add a whole new dimension to its classic faction and resource collection battlefield action. According to Ubisoft, this mechanic allows and encourages players to engage in elaborate tactics of misdirection, which are as important as any other battlefield tactic to overall success. Additional features include six historically accurate Allied and Axis factions, massive maps, and multiplayer support for up to eight players.

Be sure to check out these games on Xbox One if you're looking for a break between new experiences like The Crew 2. Even to this day Dante's Inferno and R.U.S.E. remain quite enjoyable.

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Asher Madan

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