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Deus Ex Twitter says 'good news' coming on backward compatibility

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It sounds like Deus Ex: Human Revolution will be one of the games the Xbox One will be able to play once its new backward compatibility feature launches to the general public in November.

Answering a fan on Monday, Deus Ex's official Twitter account said "we're working to make it happen," and that they're "hoping to have good news soon!"

Microsoft has been running a poll since Xbox One backward compatibility was announced at E3 2015, asking fans for the games they most want to see supported. While there's no commitment implied — such a vote threshold or top-10 placement guaranteeing compatibility — it is a way for publishers to judge the interest in games they made for Xbox 360. They'll have the final say if their game becomes compatible.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution as of now has 12,030 votes, a nice five-figure total but good for 87th overall. That doesn't really matter if Square Enix is willing to give it the treatment, though.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, Red Dead Redemption and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim continue to run one-two-three, as they have almost since the start of the poll.

Available now to members of the invitation-only Xbox One preview program, everyone gets backward compatibility in November. About 20 games, including Mass Effect and Viva Piñata, were shown at the E3 announcement, and soon after Bethesda Softworks put Fallout 3 on the list by offering a free copy of it with the Xbox One edition of Fallout 4, also launching in November.

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