Splinter Cell Blacklist and Double Agent get backward-compatibility support on Xbox One

Splinter Cell Blacklist and Double Agent get backward-compatibility support on Xbox One

Microsoft's latest Xbox One backward-compatibility efforts have been revealed, and they offer a bit of a treat for stealth fans, with two Splinter Cell titles - Blacklist and Double Agent - playable on Xbox One from today.

Both are excellent largely instalments of Ubisoft's sadly neglected stealth series, with Splinter Cell Double Agent being the earlier of the pair. Two completely separate games, sharing the same name, locations, and general plot released in 2006, with one version launching on Xbox, PS2, GameCube, and Wii. A second, flashier instalment, made its way to PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 - which is, of course, the version we're dealing with today.

It's business as usual for Sam Fisher as Double Agent begins, but the series soon ventures into new narrative territory after Fisher is dismissed from the Third Echelon following some devastating news. Although your ultimate goal is, once again, to quash a terrorist threat, Double Agent - as its name suggests - aligns players with both the good guys and bad guys.

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