This Is Big: Xbox One Includes Backwards Compatibility For Xbox 360 Games

Xbox One users will certainly now be able to play their Xbox 360 video games on Microsoft’s latest console thanks to the backwards compatibility function revealed by the Windows maker, with a few titles already prepped up and offered for the experience.


When Microsoft announced the Xbox One, it was generously clear that Xbox 360 games would not be suitable to operate on the brand-new console.

It was anticipated however still a frustration for many 360 users who were updating to Xbox One as they needed to start constructing brand-new games library from scratch for Microsoft’s newest gaming powerhouse. Speaking at the E3 opening keynote, Microsoft announced that all of that is now history as the company intends on bringing “native” in reverse compatibility to the Xbox One.

Sharing this extraordinary piece of news, Phil Spencer, the Xbox chief, even more puttinged that a select couple of titles would be available to Xbox One preview members starting today, with over a hundred titles anticipated to make the cut by this holiday – – however Microsoft hasn’t explained ‘‘ which’ titles they are going to be. So, exactly what if you already possess an Xbox 360 video game?

Undoubtedly, you shouldn’t be charged anything, considering you’ve currently paid for the video game, and thankfully this is precisely how Microsoft is playing it out – – offered that any option would beat the whole function of this update.

Users who currently have Xbox 360 titles will certainly see their video games turn up instantly in their account, and to sweeten the deal, Microsoft is also including the ability to broadcast, take screenshots, enable DVR features on these 360 games, providing users a somewhat fresher experience of those old video games.


For users who have a plethora of Xbox 360 video games, moving on to the Xbox One has actually been simplified thanks to the 1TB HDD-wielding design, which gives users ample area to store their older and newer titles under the very same roofing.

This is a substantially big step from Microsoft, and one that will absolutely decrease well with hardcore gamers around the globe. If you have an old Xbox 360 library of games lying around, Microsoft has actually today offered you a good factor to latch on to it for the time to come.

We’ll bring you more details on this news as we hear more from Microsoft on this at E3 this week, so stay tuned.

Update: Here are some of the Xbox 360 games that will be suitable to run on Xbox One. More to come soon!

  • Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts-n-Bolts
  • Banjo-Kazooie
  • Banjo-Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Defense Grid
  • Geometry Wars Evolved
  • Hexis HD
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Small Arms
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers: Cold War
  • Viva Piñata
  • Viva Piñata: Trouble In Paradise

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