Xbox One Backward Compatible list grows by three, with Burnout Paradise, Rayman Legends, and Pure

Earlier this month, Microsoft’s Xbox One Backward Compatibility program turned one year old and the Xbox team announced on this occasion a pretty important milestone: as of today, more than 280 Xbox 360 games are backward compatible on the Xbox One including blockbuster titles such as Red Dead Redemption, Fallout 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops and many more.

But today, Xbox’s Major Nelson announced three new additions to the Xbox One Backward compatibility list:

As you may already know, the critically acclaimed platform game Rayman Legends has been previously released on the Xbox One two years ago. Fans of racing games may also welcome the addition of Burnout Paradise and Pure to the list of backward compatible games though be aware that the second game will only be playable on the Xbox One if you own the physical disc. Please find below the official descriptions for all three games:

Rayman Legends ($39.99)

The Glade of Dreams is in trouble once again! During a 100-year nap, the nightmares multiplied and spread, creating new monsters even more terrifying than before! These creatures are the stuff of legend… Dragons, giant toads, sea monsters, and even evil luchadores. With the help of Murfy, Rayman and Globox awake and must now help fight these nightmares and save the Teensies!

Burnout Paradise ($14.99)

Race, jump and smash through the streets of Paradise City in muscle cars, exotics, hot rods and even supercharged SUVs designed from the ground up to look beautiful whether they’re brand new or torn to pieces! Earn your Burnout Driver’s license by competing in over 100+ events including Races, Stunt Run, Road Rages and Marked Man. Compete against your friends for Time Road Rules and tear up the streets in Showtime, the all new destructive open world crashing experience. Looking for an online challenge, seamlessly connect with up to 7 buddies instantly, drive together cooperatively in over 300 Freeburn challenges or go head to head in custom created race routes across town. Take down your friends and grab their mugshots for your trophy room using the Xbox Live Vision Camera!

Pure (not available on the Xbox Store)

Pure is an action sports off-road trick racing game that takes the genre to a new level. Developed by Black Rock Studio, Pure is the next gold standard in off-road racing games. Featuring vertigo-inducing massive aerial jumps and spectacular airborne tricks in photo-realistic real-world locations all over the globe, Pure delivers heart-pounding experiences unique to the genre. Pure encapsulates the moment where bravery outstrips ability – it defines the moment in off-road racing when players experience breakneck speed, massive jumps, grandiose vistas and truly spectacular tricks and combos, all leading to unprecedented exhilaration.

If you didn’t do it recently, we invite you to check the full list of backward compatible Xbox 360 games on Major Nelson’s blog. Let us know in the comments if you’re looking forward to playing these three games on your Xbox One.

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