Additional Xbox One backwards compatibility games won't be available until 2019.

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Microsoft has confirmed that there will be no further additions to the Xbox One's backwards compatibility list until next year, with the team behind the developments set to take some time off over the festive season.

Microsoft's Larry Hryb wrote on Twitter: "In 2018, Team Xbox added over 100 new titles to Backward Compatibility, bringing the full catalog to over 550 games - 57 of which are Xbox One X Enhanced. We're taking a break for the holidays, but stay tuned for more BC news in January. Until then, we'll see you on Xbox Live! (sic)"

2018 has been another significant year for the backwards compatibility games market, with Microsoft adding more than 100 titles to the list since the turn of the year.

The announcement comes shortly after Microsoft executive vice-president of gaming Phil Spencer said Xbox will have "a lot to share" at 2019's E3 expo.

He tweeted: "A lot to share with fans at E3 2019. Always a high point of the year to witness the industry's creativity and the energy of the community."

Xbox followed up the announcement by tweeting: "We can't wait to see you all at @E3 2019 #XboxAtE3 #Xbox (sic)"