Finally! Well that’s what I thought when Microsoft announced the release of Crackdown to the Backwards Compatibilty program on the Xbox One X. In fact, only last week I was wondering why it wasn’t already there and assumed it would be linked to the release of Crackdown 3, in a pre-order bonus kind of way. Does the fact that the release of this now mean that Crackdown 3 is delayed again, or that news is imminent and this release is being used to get gamers all excited about the franchise again?
And it’s not just Crackdown that is coming to the Backwards Compatibility program. Also now available are Fable Anniversary, Forza Horizon and The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings.
A new feature has also been added which allows greater control over the graphical settings of the 360 games on the X. When you play Enhanced Xbox 360 games on Xbox One X, you can now choose how to experience them—with enhanced graphics or in their original form. Enhanced graphics will be turned on by default, running your game with higher resolution, 9X the pixel count, increased texture details and antialiasing, allowing you to enjoy greater visual clarity than ever before. If you turn off the Graphics setting, the graphics will be comparable to the experience on Xbox One or Xbox One S.
This new setting can be found on the old 360 guide, opened by pressing the “View” and “Menu” buttons together on your controller.
Microsoft took to the E3 2014 stage to announce that Crackdown is making a come back! When it was first released in 2007, the original “Crackdown” took the Xbox 360 by storm says Xbox Wire. Players all over the world spent countless hours running, driving, and leaping around Pacific City. Whether they were taking down gangs or collecting those sweet agility orbs, fans couldn’t get enough. Now, the groundbreaking, hyper-powered world of “Crackdown” is back in stunning fashion with an all-new “Crackdown” experience for Xbox One.
Developed by original creator Dave Jones, “Crackdown” on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled verticality, cooperative mayhem and destruction. Whether you’re playing the Campaign with friends or enjoying an entirely new competitive “Crackdown” experience powered by Xbox Live, you’ll never look at an open-world game the same way again. Best of all, “Crackdown” leverages Xbox Live to power a city which isn’t just an exciting place to play, but is a part of your destructive arsenal.
More details on Crackdown will be announced in the neat future.
Major Nelson (Larry Hryb) of Xbox LIVE posted the news us money grabbing freeloading freebie bitches were looking for. Crackdown and Dead Rising 2 – full retail games on there way from August 1st for Crackdown, and then Dead Rising 2 and XBLA DR2: Case Zero for August 16th 2013.
Gamer’s in Germany get something a little different due to restrictions on the titles mentioned above:
German Xbox Live Gold members: Your free August Games With Gold will be Shadowrun (from tomorrow) and Lost Planet 2 (from August 16).