Xbox 360 Backwards Compatibility On Xbox One Announced

by Dean James
Xbox 360

Well this certainly has to be one of the most surprising reveals of the E3 conference and it is only the beginning. Xbox head Phil Spencer came out and dropped the bomb that Xbox 360 games will begin to be backwards compatible starting this Holiday Season.

While you can’t expect every single game to work yet, they are going to work to increase the library over time with adding your digital games from Xbox 360 to your Xbox One library as soon as they go live. The compatibility is native too, so you won’t ever have to stream the Xbox games online or pay a subscription, like what PS Now is doing on PlayStation.

The best news is also that it will work with Xbox 360 discs, by downloading the game to your HDD after inserting the discs, so this is certainly not digital only.

The games even look better, including Mass Effect that is shown in action through this service. Footage of that can be seen below in the video, but Xbox Live Preview Members can try a library of Xbox 360 games already today. Otherwise, we’ll have to wait until the Holiday Season to get this awesome feature.

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- This article was updated on July 30th, 2021