The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion Joins Xbox One Backwards Compatibility

By Lou Contaldi

November 29, 2016

Nearly a month after the release of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, the game’s predecessor — The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion — has come to Xbox One backwards compatibility. The world-class western RPG joins the fold, alongside Trine 2Medal of Honor: Airborne, and AstroPop as the latest round of games added to Microsoft’s backwards compatibility program.

Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion originally released on PC and Xbox 360 over a decade ago. As a highly-anticipated follow-up to MorrowindOblivion was a critical and financial success — selling possibly more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Frozenbyte’s Trine 2 released late 2011 across PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360, offering a mix of side-scrolling action and puzzle gameplay characteristic of the series. Medal of Honor: Airborne is another nearly decade-old game (arriving on PC and Xbox 360 in September 2007) which was received favorably by both critics and fans, although was a marketable improvement among the franchise up to that point. Last but not least, AstroPop is an early PopCap Games title where players clear bricks by creating matching columns of colors.

As always, these games should be available immediately for everyone who has purchased the game digitally or with a disk. Recent arrivals in the backwards compatibility program include Burnout Paradise, Pure, and Rayman Legends.

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Lou Contaldi

Lou Contaldi specializes in both reviews and the business behind gaming. He began writing about tech and video games while getting his Juris Doctor at Hofstra University School of Law. He is maybe the only gaming journo based in Nashville, TN.

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