Microsoft readies 104 Xbox 360 games to launch on Xbox One with backward compatibility on November 12

Microsoft announces the first wave of Xbox 360 games that will be playable on the Xbox One following this week's big "Xbox One Experience" update.

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Microsoft's next Xbox One update slated for November 12 promises to bring some improvements to the console's interface and social experience.

But most gamers are patiently awaiting the arrival of backward compatibility, a feature which lets Xbox One owners play legacy games from the 360 console for free.

Microsoft built its own virtual-emulation program to bring the complete library of 360 titles back to the Xbox One experience.

104 Xbox One backward-compatible games

A Kingdom for Keflings Lode Runner
A World of Keflings Lumines Live!
Alien Hominid HD Mass Effect
Assassin's Creed II Metal Slug 3
Asteroids & Deluxe Metal Slug XX
Banjo Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts Might & Magic Clash of Heroes
Banjo-Kazooie Mirror's Edge
Banjo-Tooie Missile Command
BattleBlock Theater Monday Night Combat
Bejeweled 2 Monkey Island: Special Edition
Bellator: MMA Onslaught Monkey Island 2: Special Edition
Beyond Good & Evil HD Ms. Splosion Man
Blood of the Werewolf Mutant Blobs Attack!!!
BloodRayne: Betrayal N+
Borderlands NBA JAM: On Fire Edition
Call of Juarez Gunslinger Nights into dreams...
Castle Crashers Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
CastleStorm Pac-Man: Championship Edition
Centipede & Millipede Pac-Man: Championship Edition DX+
Condemned: Criminal Origins Perfect Dark
Crazy Taxi Perfect Dark Zero
Deadliest Warrior: Legends Phantom Breaker:Battle Grounds
Defense Grid: The Awakening Pinball FX
Dirt 3 Plants vs. Zombies
Dirt Showdown Prince of Persia
Discs of Tron Putty Squad
Doom Rayman 3 HD
Doom II R-Type Dimensions
Dungeon Siege III Sacred Citadel
Earthworm Jim HD Sega Vintage Collection: Alex Kidd & Co.
Fable II Sega Vintage Collection: Golden Axe
Fallout 3 Sega Vintage Collection: Monster World
Feeding Frenzy Sega Vintage Collection: Streets of Rage
Feeding Frenzy 2: Shipwreck Showdown Shadow Complex
Gears of War Sonic CD
Gears of War 2 Sonic The Hedgehog
Gears of War 3 Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Gears of War: Judgment Sonic The Hedgehog 3
Golden Axe Super Meat Boy
Halo: Spartan Assault Supreme Commander 2
Hardwood Backgammon Tom Clancy's RainbowSix Vegas
Hardwood Hearts Tom Clancy's RainbowSix Vegas 2
Hardwood Spades South Park: The Stick of Truth
Heavy Weapon Torchlight
Hexic HD Toy Soldiers
Ikaruga Toy Soldiers: Cold War
Jetpac Refuelled Tron: Evolution
Joy Ride Turbo Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon
Just Cause 2 Viva Piñata
Kameo: Elements of Power Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise
Lego Pirates of the Caribbean: The Video Game Wolfenstein 3D
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga Zuma

We now know the first 104 titles to come thanks to this morning's post by Xbox's Director of Program Management Mike Ybarra.

And while you're waiting for the update, check out Larry "Major Nelson" Hyrb's guide to preparing for Xbox One backward compatibility.

Or maybe checkout why it's not the only reason the update is so important.

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