The XBOX One’s backward compatibility feature will allow for several older Rockstar video games to be playable on the new console next week. That will include one of the popular Grand Theft Auto titles that were only available for the Xbox and Xbox 360 consoles, until now.
Rockstar Games dropped the news of the three popular titles that are coming to Xbox One. Leading off their announcement was Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. The Xbox and Xbox 360 versions will be backward compatible with Xbox One as of June 7th.
It’s mentioned that the saved games from the Xbox version won’t be able to transfer over to the newer console. However, the gamers using that original version will get the upgraded Xbox 360 version of the game on Xbox One. It has better overall gameplay and a higher resolution, plus special Achievements included.
The two other titles joining San Andreas will be Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Rockstar Games Presents: Table Tennis. That gives gamers access to three different genres of games all on the new console if they want a “blast from the past” or two, or three. All three games were generally well received and are considered classics from the past five years.
Midnight Club: Los Angeles received an 81 score via the Metacritic review site. Table Tennis received a “Metascore” of 81 on the Metacritic review site, with a 7.8 out of 10 from users. The 2014 Grand Theft Auto game didn’t receive a Metascore, but the game achieved a 78 out of 100 in a review from IGN website.
All three games become backward compatible on Thursday (June 7). Gamers who have physical copies of the original titles can put them into the Xbox One to download the game onto the newer console. Those who have digital versions will be able to access their games on Xbox One and simply download from the “Ready to Install” area on the console.