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The Witcher 2 joins Xbox One backward compatibility catalogue

If you’re an Xbox One owner still riding high from the multi-Game of the Year Award winning The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, you can now play its predecessor for free.

Microsoft has announced The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings is the latest high profile addition to the ever expanding Xbox One backward compatibility catalogue.

The game, which leads up to the events of the 2015 release, will also be free to download from on both Xbox One and Xbox 360 between now and February 5.

This month’s line up of new/old games arriving for Xbox One are as follows:

  • The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Sam & Max Save the World
  • Aegis Wing
  • Counter-Strike: GO
  • Age of Booty
  • Space Giraffe
  • Soulcalibur
  • Skullgirls
  • Jeremy McGrath’s Offroad
  • Small Arms

Interestingly, Microsoft has announced that new games will be added as they become available, rather than saving them all up for a monthly launch.

In a post on the Xbox Wire blog, the firm wrote: “Based on your feedback, the Xbox Engineering team will start to pilot a new way to launch Xbox One Backward Compatibility titles. Starting today, we’ll release titles as they become available, rather than a set monthly launch date. What this means for you is that you won’t have to wait to find out the latest titles; we’ll release whatever is available, when they’re available, once each title has received the engineering and publisher stamp of approval.”

Microsoft is still asking gamers to vote for the titles they want to see added to the list. You can vote here.

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