Update: These games are now backward compatible as of today.
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Midnight Club: Los Angeles and Rockstar Table Tennis are coming to Xbox One Backward Compatibility today (and all three are on sale this week) https://t.co/qPMRNs2ZLo pic.twitter.com/eC3BCxPfyE
— Larry Hryb @ E3 (@majornelson) June 7, 2018
Original: We don’t often get an announcement regarding next week’s backward compatible games on Xbox One, but today seems to be an exception. Rockstar Games has announced three of its titles coming to the program on June 7, and the batch includes Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
— Rockstar Games (@RockstarGames) May 31, 2018
You can read the descriptions from Rockstar’s official announcement below.
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 backward 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.
As of May 1, all gamerscore earned in Xbox 360 games will now count towards your monthly leaderboard totals on Xbox One. This should be some extra incentive to jump back into your favorite games.
For a full list of backward compatible titles, click here. We’ll be sure to keep you updated when more backward compatible games are announced in the future.