The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion among latest games added to Xbox backwards compatibility

Though the revamped Skyrim Special Edition may be the new hotness in the world of Elder Scrolls right now, fans of the series on Xbox One can now take on another classic in the series: Oblivion. While it's certainly not as visually exciting as a remaster (Skyrim took dibs there), The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion is now available to play via Xbox One backwards compatibility.

If you're unfamiliar with the title, Oblivion was released to great acclaim for Xbox 360 over 10 years ago in March of 2006. As the direct predecessor to Skyrim, Oblivion revolves around the same sort of open-ended RPG gameplay that made other entries in the series successful. You'll be able to openly explore the vast world, building your character however you see fit as you unravel the story.

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As announced by Xbox's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb on Twitter, Oblivion is just one of four titles hitting backwards compatibility today. Also included are Medal of Honor: Airborne, Trine 2, and Astropop.

Are you planning to take on the world of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion once more? Let us know in the comments!

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