Microsoft has announced during its E3 press conference that the Xbox One will now feature backwards compatibility for all Xbox 360 games. That’s quite the library.
Available this holiday season through a hardware update, gamers will be able to access all of their favorite Xbox 360 games they already own. Downloadable Xbox 360 titles will automatically appear in your games library, or you can get them by inserting the game’s physical disc into the console and initiating a separate download.
Fortunately, the only catch to this new feature is that not every game will be available at the time of the update. An entire line-up of popular titles, such as the Mass Effect and Assassins Creed franchises have been planned for the launch, in addition to a roster of newer titles that will be added over time.
While players should not expect any updated graphics or frame rates, Microsoft has clarified that playing the games on Xbox One will enable players the full range of support the console offers. Streaming of the games live on Twitch will be the biggest update to the previous generations titles, but also will screenshot games in real-time, and broadcasting the footage to any of your Windows 10 enabled devices.
No official time for the update has been announced, yet. However, Xbox One backwards compatibility will be available this holiday season, exclusively on the Xbox One console.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.