Bully: Scholarship Edition is the latest game to be added to Microsoft’s Backwards Compatibility Program. Joining the more than 300 strong list of titles already available to the Xbox One.
Unlike previous consoles, the newer generation lost the ability to play their older brethren’s games natively. That is until Microsoft developed their Backwards Compatibility Program to emulate the process, bringing the classics to the Xbox One.
Bully: Scholarship Edition
Although Rockstar Games is largely known for their Grand Theft Auto series; Bully Released ten years ago to critical acclaim on the PlayStation 2. Two years later, Rockstar released the remastered Bully: Scholarship Edition for the Xbox 360, Wii and later to Windows.
Bully is an open world third-person adventure game – a la GTA – set in the high-school Bullworth Academy and its nearby town. The protagonist Jimmy Hopkins is a newly arrived student who is tasked with balancing school work and “other activities.”
More compatible games
Along with Bully: Scholarship edition, two more games have been added to the Backwards Compatibility Program.
Catherine, a popular Japanese puzzle platformer from the developer Atlus, noted for its high difficulty. Released in 2012 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms; is now fully playable through the Xbox One.
Lastly the 2D side-scrolling action platformer Raskulls by Halfbrick Studios. Launched back in 2010 exclusive to Xbox 360, also now available on the Xbox One.
These releases follow in the wake of the BioShock Trilogy being launched through the Xbox Backwards Compatibility Program earlier this week. Microsoft is showing no signs of slowing down the rate of their expansion of compatible games.
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Owners of the physical version of these games can insert the disc into their Xbox One; the console will then download the required game files before being playable.
Digital owners of the Xbox 360 version of these games can find them in the “Ready to Install” section of their Xbox One.
Users who may have used Xbox 360’s cloud save feature can also transfer them to your backwards compatible version.
These games are also now up for purchase through the Xbox Store, Bully: Scholarship Edition for $15, Catherine for $20 and Raskulls for $10
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