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Xbox One Backwards Compatibility and New Xbox One Experience Release Date Announced

by Kyle Hanson


Xbox One Preview members have been messing around with the New Xbox One Experience for a while, but now we know when it will arrive for everyone else. On November 12th Microsoft will launch their new operating system, bringing the faster and more organized OS to every Xbox One. This update will arrive at no additional cost to players, giving them a fresh experience for free. Along with this comes the highly anticipated Xbox One Backwards Compatibility feature, which lets gamers play select Xbox 360 games on their newer console.

“Starting on November 12, you will be able to update your Xbox One with the fastest and most social Xbox experience ever. And, you’ll be able to play Xbox 360 games on Xbox One at no additional cost. We’re delivering on some of the biggest requests you asked for – thanks for your continued input. The New Xbox One Experience is releasing alongside the greatest games lineup in Xbox history, making it an incredible holiday for gamers.”

Microsoft will be releasing videos throughout the next ten days going over select portions of the new OS. Today they showed off the home screen, which has been rearranged and reorganized quite a bit from its launch predecessor. They also run down the new Guide feature, which updates the fan favorite from the Xbox 360. Click here to see the video and go over the fine details.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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