Fight Night Champion Now Playable on Xbox One

The Xbox One finally has a boxing game. Well, sort of.

The library of backwards compatible games on the system has added a much-desired title as EA Sports’ Fight Night Champion is now available to play on the console.

Fight Night Champion becomes the only boxing game able to be played on the latest Microsoft console. It’s also the last AAA boxing title to be released, having launched on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2011.

Featuring over 50 licensed boxers, 21 different venues and a lengthy story mode, Fight Night Champion was one of the more well-received boxing titles to be released. Unfortunately, due to licensing issues and the emergence of Mixed-Martial Arts, among other things, there hasn’t been a major boxing video game since.

If you still own a physical copy of Fight Night Champion, you can now insert the disc into your Xbox One’s disc and begin playing now or if you own the digital version  it will appear automatically in the Ready to Download section of the My Games & Apps tab. You can also purchase a digital copy of the title from the Xbox Store for $20.


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