Rockstar is arguably one of the best developers around and has been for the last few console generations. Well, if you are looking for your Rockstar fix before Red Dead Redemption 2 comes out later this year, and have somehow finished all there is to do in GTA Online, then they have you covered because they are adding three of their Xbox 360 titles to the Xbox One backwards compatibility program. The games in question are Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Midnight Club: Los Angeles, and Rockstar Games Present: Table Tennis and should be playable from Thursday (7th June). If you are unfamiliar with these games, here are the breakdowns for each title –
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
After escaping the pressures of life in Los Santos, Carl Johnson returns home after his mom’s murder to find his family falling apart, his childhood friends all heading towards disaster, and corrupt neighborhood cops framing him for homicide. CJ is forced on a journey that takes him across the entire state of San Andreas, to save his family and to take control of the streets.
Both the original Xbox release and the Xbox 360 version of San Andreas will be backwards compatible. Save games from the original Xbox version will not transfer, however owners of that version will get the upgraded Xbox 360 version of the game, featuring higher resolution, enhanced draw distances, and Achievements.
Midnight Club: Los Angeles
Race at breakneck speeds through the streets of Los Angeles in a collection of real-world tuners, muscle cars, exotics and superbikes. Customize your vehicle with the best after-market performance parts and custom kits.
Both the original version and Midnight Club: Los Angeles Complete Edition – which adds the iconic South Central area along with new vehicles, aftermarket parts, music and races – will be compatible on Xbox One.
Rockstar Games presents: Table Tennis
Experience the unmatched intensity of real-world competitive table tennis with an authentic physics engine and intuitive gameplay that mimics the exhilarating experience found in true international competition.
Choose from 11 distinct characters, each with their own style of play, and guide them to ultimate victory by mastering all the shots and techniques, including power shots, heavy spin and precision accuracy.
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