Update #3: Looks like Microsoft has taken measures and these games are not working for now.
|Update #4: Microsoft’s Larry Hryb (Major Nelson): Microsoft tests all Xbox 360 games with our emulator to ensure a quality experience across a breadth of titles. Due to an error, some of the games currently in test were accidentally made available. We have since removed access to those games, and apologize for any confusion this may have caused. We will have more information on upcoming releases soon.|
Video: How to get Red Dead Redemption now for backward compatibility
Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Halo Wars, Castlevania: Symphony of the Night & Left 4 Dead 2 are on their way too.
Update: Alan Wake's American Nightmare also.
Update #2: Footage of Red Dead Redemption, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Alan Wake's American Nightmare
|Breaking News: H1Z1 is Evolving |
H1Z1 has been on an incredible journey since its inception, and the time spent in Early Access has been invaluable to the development direction of the game. Our community has been a huge part of the game’s roadmap and success. Last year, we started to notice new player trends emerging – both the initial Survival game and Battle Royale game mode now have strong populations who almost exclusively play one or the other.
The more we developed this game with you, our community, the more we realized that in order to fully support both aspects of H1Z1, and their respective players, we needed to make them their own stand-alone games supported by their own dedicated development teams. Many players in the community have been discussing splitting the game and we’ve heard you loud and clear. We want to make sure we give both titles the support they need and deserve to truly flourish.
So, we’ve decided to do just that – we’re excited to announce that the survival game will now be called H1Z1: Just Survive, with a renewed focus on truly delivering a persistent, open-world zombie survival experience where scavenging, crafting, and base building are the difference between life and death.
We’re also excited to announce that the fast-paced shooter comprised of multiple, fight-to-the-death game modes, including Battle Royale, will be called H1Z1: King of the Kill (KotK).
Through in-game feedback, as well as discussions on Reddit, Steam, and Twitter, our community has been influential to us in arriving at this decision. The H1Z1 family is growing, and we can’t wait to see what is in store for the H1Z1 franchise in the future.
Additionally, we are happy to tell you that we'll be bringing H1Z1: King of the Kill out of Early Access on the PC and to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 this summer. We’re working on our plans for bringing H1Z1: Just Survive out of Early Access and to console as well, and we’ll share more details about that in the future.
H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill will each have their own dedicated development resources. You can expect to get to know the newest additions to the teams as we continue our behind-the-scenes look with Dev Blogs, Livestreams, and more. They will also have separate social channels so it’ll be easier for you to keep track of the game you care most about.
Anyone who already owns H1Z1 will be granted both versions and will see it listed in your Steam games inventory on February 17th (the official day of the split). Additionally, existing crates, keys, and items will be duplicated across both games. As originally intended, Airdrop tickets will be useable in H1Z1: Just Survive and Event tickets will be usable in H1Z1: King of the Kill.
If you have items on the Steam Market, they will be returned to your player inventory, and post-split you can relist them for sale under the correct game title.
Don't have H1Z1 yet? We are offering new customers a chance to get in on the action before the split. If you purchase H1Z1anytime on or before February 16th PST, you will be granted both H1Z1: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill at the time of the split. Starting today, H1Z1 is participating in the Steam Lunar Sale, so you can pick it up for a discounted price for a limited time!
Starting February 17th, both games will be available as separate Early Access titles for $19.99 each.
For more information, read our in-depth FAQ.
Thank you for you continued support of H1Z1, and Daybreak Games.
|Meet the team behind The Climb in our debut Dev Diary|
The Climb brings alive the exhilaration and intensity of free solo rock climbing. However, the process of creating the game is a real team effort.
With that in mind, today sees the launch of the first video in our new developer diary series, in which some of the people leading our expedition into VR with The Climb share their insights into the project.
You’ll hear about how real rock climbing helped to inspire the game, and why even the earliest prototypes of The Climb had everyone convinced we were on to a winner. The team discuss those moments that really set their hearts racing, and you’ll learn about the new mindset required for creating a game in VR.
Check out the video and find out why the team behind The Climb are calling it an “intense” experience which ensures that “if you want to know what it’s like to climb a cliff face, you’re actually going to get that feeling.”
The Climb Team.