Skip to main content

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and more join Xbox backward compatibility next week

Today, Rockstar Games announced three new additions to the Xbox One backward compatible library. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, and Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis, will all be playable next Thursday, June 7, 2018 on the system. These titles join the recently-added Bully: Scholarship Edition, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Red Dead Redemption. Many gamers have been requesting these titles for years now, so it's great to see Rockstar working with Microsoft to make it happen.

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

After escaping the pressures of life in Los Santos, Carl Johnson returns home after his mother's murder to find his family falling apart, his childhood friends all heading towards disaster, and corrupt neighborhood cops framing him for homicide. Johnson is forced on a criminal journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family, and to take control of the violent streets. Please note that both the original Xbox release and the Xbox 360 version of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas will be backward compatible. Save games from the original Xbox version will not transfer, but owners of that version will get the upgraded Xbox 360 release of the game. The Xbox 360 brings higher-resolution textures, better lighting, and other enhancements.

Midnight Club: Los Angeles

Midnight Club: Los Angeles requires you to race at insane speeds through the streets in a collection of tuners, muscle cars, exotics and motorcycles. You can also customize your vehicle with the best performance parts and custom kits. Note that both the original version and Midnight Club: Los Angeles - Complete Edition will be backward compatible on Xbox One.

Rockstar Games Presents Table Tennis

This is by far the most surprising addition. Rockstar's Table Tennis combines the unmatched intensity of competitive table tennis with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the experience found in international competitions. You can choose from eleven characters, each with their own style, and guide them to ultimate victory by mastering all of the shots and techniques.

Next Thursday, digital owners can find the games in the "Ready to install" section of their consoles. They cost roughly $15 at various retailers. If you own a physical copy, you just need to insert it into your Xbox One and download the game. As great as all of these titles are, hopefully Max Payne 3 will be added soon because that's the one we've all been waiting for!

Keep an eye on for all the latest in Xbox and Windows 10 gaming, accessories, news, and reviews!

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.

  • Wow.. If we can only get One X enhancements on the GTA Andreas.. That would be the icing to this awesome cake..
  • Table tennis will be a great obsession.
  • Very true. I can't wait to break a few controllers playing this again. I loved playing it back when it was released but the difficulty was INSANE in the later matches.
  • I wish Rockstar Games should have to remaster GTA SA including character details( esp. their sticky fingers ). 😍
  • I thought it was lobster hands.
  • I was hoping for Max Payne 3. Damn!
  • Probably the one and only game I care about.. Midnight Club: LA. Did you know there's a cheat in the race editor to create a race that will help you collect all the oil barrels? Of course you didn't! haha..
    I'm literally the only person in the world who knows it :P How else was I going to test how the race editor worked, and the collectibles system, when I was programming those? :)
  • was midnight club LA after midnight club 3 dub edition?
  • Now if Rockstar will just give me vice city and 3 on Xbox one I'll be happy