Microsoft Issues July BC Update

July 13, 2007

In a move that surprised even Microsoft’s own Major Nelson, the Xbox 360 team has released a new update that massively expands the list of games on the official Backwards Compatability list. The new additions/updates can be seen here:

America’s Army
Auto Modellista
Bass Pro Shops Trophy Hunter 2007
Blinx 2
Bloodrayne 2
Crash Bandicoot 4
Crash Bandicoot 5: Wrath of Cortex (Updated)
Doom 3: Resurrection of Evil
Drive to Survive
Drive to Survive (EM)
ESPN College Hoops
Evil Dead Regeneration
Exaskeleton Japan only
FIFA Street 2
Full Spectrum Warrior: 10 Hammers
Harry Potter: And the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter: And the Prisoner of Azkaban
Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge
Jet Set Radio Future (Updated)
Justice League: Heroes
King Arthur
Kingdom Under Fire: The Crusaders No Live Access
Magic: The Gathering: Battlegrounds
Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects
Marvel vs. Capcom 2
Mech Assault 2
MLB Slug Fest 2003
Myst III: Exile
NBA Live 2002
NCAA Football 06
Nobunaga no Yabou Ranseiki Japan only
Outlaw Golf 9 More Holes of X-mas
Outlaw Volleyball: Red Hot
Outrun 2
Outrun 2006: Coast to Coast
Pac Man World 3
Panzer Elite Action: Fields of Glory EMEA only
Pro Cast Sports Fishing
Project Gotham Racing
Project Gotham Racing 2
RoadKill No Live Access
Rogue Ops (Updated)
Sega GT 2002 (Updated)
Sega GT Online
Shadow Ops
Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Silent Hill 2: Dreams US/EMEA only
Sponge Bob Square Pants: Lights, Camera, Pants!
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Melee
The DaVinci Code
The Sims 2
The Urbz: Sims in the City
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2X
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3
Transworld Surf
Trivial Pursuit Unhinged
Winning Eleven 8
Without Warning
Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dawn of Destiny

In light of Sony’s announcement that new versions of the PS3 would be moving from hardware emulation for PS2 titles to software emulation, and thus suffering from limited backwards compatability, this makes Microsoft look like they really delivered on their promises.

I am personally still a little sad to see a first party Xbox title such as Voodoo Vince get no love and stay off the list. Here is hoping that it is covered in a future update. What other games is Microsoft still missing that definitely need to be updated?