Xbox 360 titles Blue Dragon and Limbo now available on Xbox One

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Thanks to Xbox One’s backward compatibility program,  gamers can enjoy Xbox 360 titles on their Xbox One consoles with more titles joining the list every week. On the Twitter account for Xbox Spain, it is specifically mentioned that Xbox One owners will be getting two Xbox 360 titles via backward compatibility, namely the RPG Blue Dragon and the puzzle-platformer Limbo.

Backward compatibility is brought to Xbox One via emulation of the predecessor Xbox 360’s operating system and allows compatibility of Xbox 360 titles with Xbox One without having to use any additional services. The only element left is to obtain a legal license from the developers, declaring rights for Xbox 360 titles to be listed on Xbox One for purchase.

To run Xbox 360 backward compatible games on your Xbox One, you’ll either have to own a disc or a digital copy of the title you want to play. Playing with a disc is a pretty basic process: Just insert the disc into the console and after the auto-download is done, you are good to go. As for the latter, wait for the title to appear on the “Ready to Install” section and after installation, it will pop up on your Games section.

As promised back in August, Blue Dragon, a classic Japanese role-playing game that was introduced back in 2006, is now backward compatibile and can be played on the current-generation console due to the joint coordination of the creator of Final Fantasy Hironobu Sakaguchi along with Akira Toriyama, creator of Dragon Ball Z fame.

From the game’s description:

Hironobu Sakaguchi, the Father of the Final Fantasy series, and Artoon present the world of Blue Dragon on Xbox 360. Featuring the character design of Akira Toriyama, the Father of “Dragon Ball Z”, and music by Nobuo Uematsu, the composer for Final Fantasy, Blue Dragon is an epic role-playing game (RPG) centered on five youngsters who possess miraculous strength and magical power to control shadow creatures that mirror the actions of their masters.

Akira Toriyama’s artistic style paid off and Blue Dragon turned out to be a huge success and received a 79 aggregate review score from Metacritic. The credit largely goes to the game’s lightweight yet creative approach in portraying an epic combat system. Unfortunately, there is no digital version out yet for the game so for now, gamers will have to rummage around Amazon or eBay to spot a copy of the title.

The titles are still under a vigorous testing procedure to ensure proper compatibility on Xbox One consoles, which we agree is an arduous task, so we don’t expect a rushed release from Microsoft. Ther is still no word of confirmation about the two titles landing with backward compatibility on Xbox One, but we will make sure to be the first to report when it does. Check out the trailers below for each of them to catch a glimpse of what you should be expecting.