Backward compatibility allows current generation console users to play games which were released for older generation consoles Image: Ubisoft
Xbox One owners can now enjoy two more classic games, originally released for the Xbox 360. Assassin's Creed Liberation HD and Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter have been added to the list of backward compatible Xbox games.
For the uninitiated, backward compatibility feature allows current generation console users to play games which were released for older generation consoles. Since announcing the feature for its Xbox consoles back in 2015, Microsoft has added a number of games to the list.
Lawrence Larry Hryb, director of programming for Microsoft gaming network Xbox Live announced the two latest additions to the line-up.
Assassin's Creed Liberation HD
The game was released back in 2012 as an exclusive for the handheld PlayStation Vita (PSVita). It was designed to be a spinoff of Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, which was that year's console release but ended up being better received than the main game. The success prompted Ubisoft to re-release a remastered version for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The plot of the game is set in Louisiana and it follows the life of assassin Aveline de Grandpre towards the end of the French and Indian War. It was the first Assassin's Creed game to have a female protagonist.
Tom Clancy Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
This came out way back in 2006 and received a lot of praise for adding a unique tactical aspect to a shooting game. It was one of the most ambitious projects by Ubisoft during that time. The player essays the role of Captain Scott Mitchell — a member of a security team guarding a high-level summit in Mexico. But all hell breaks loose when the US and Mexican Presidents go missing. The game was originally released for PS2, Xbox, PC and Xbox 360. The 360 version had some exclusive features and also let gamers switch between first person and third person perspectives.
So, if you have copies of either games lying around, you can simply load them into your Xbox One and start playing. If not, both games can be purchased through the Xbox Store.