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Xbox One Update Hitting Today, Brings Backwards Compatibility Changes

by Kyle Hanson

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The Xbox One Update that has been available to preview members for a while is now rolling out to every Xbox One owner. The update should hit later on today, so watch for the prompt, or just let your system automatically update if you have that enabled. This Xbox One Update brings a few features over that fans have long requested, such as a big improvement to how Backwards Compatibility games are purchased.

Starting with this update, players can purchase Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One Store, as long as they are available via Backwards Compatibility. This will make it much easier for fans to buy older games that they might want to try out on their newer system. Previously they would have had to buy the game on an actual Xbox 360, or purchase it via their web browser.

The other feature being brought over from the Xbox One Preview version of this update is the increased Party Chat capacity. Now sixteen players can join into a single party, allowing them to talk amongst themselves without interfering with the game.

A few other things were added after the preview version came out, including Xbox Elite Wireless Controller improved thumbstick precision with firmware update, improvements to the Xbox Accesories app, and allowing players to broadcast their Party Chat through Twitch. This last one will really help those who stream a lot, allowing their viewers to hear what their friends are saying in the game.

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