Xbox One will soon be able to play a select number of Xbox 360 games, and Microsoft wants to know which ones you want.

The company touted the new functionality for its flagship console during its press event at the Electronic Entertainment Expo tradeshow on Monday, and it’s currently rolling out to members of its beta-testing Preview program.

Games coming to the opening wave of backward compatibility when it becomes available this fall include Mass Effect, Super Meat Boy, and Viva Piñata, and if you have more that you want to see, you can head over to the Xbox Feedback site to get your voice out there. The favorites as of this writing are developer Rockstar’s open-world Western, Red Dead Redemption, shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops II, and sprawling role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.

In fact, it’s mostly open-world titles and shooters, with some other gems dotted around like Alan Wake, a supernatural, episodic thriller from Quantum Break developer Remedy.

Because the backward compatibility uses software emulation, you won’t see any 360 titles showing up that use hardware peripherals. This is bad news for fans of music games like Rock Band and Karaoke Revolution that use USB instruments and microphones. They’ll just have to keep their 360s hooked up.


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