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Backwards Compatibility Is Here!

Great news for all current and future Xbox One players, as you will now be able to play select Xbox 360 games on your Xbox One, at no additional cost. There are already well over 100 backward compatible titles available with hundreds more planned in for the coming months.


Easy To Use

As detailed on Microsoft’s own page on bakwards compatibility, “The digital tiles that you own and are part of the Back Compat game catalogue will automatically show up in the “Ready to Install” section on your Xbox One. For disc-based games that are a part of the Back Compat game catalogue, insert the disc and the console will begin downloading the game to your hard drive. After the game has downloaded to your hard drive, users will still need to keep the game disc in the drive to play.”


  • Xbox One Backward Compatibility is available at no additional cost, so you don’t have to pay to play games you already own.


  • Keep your game saves, game add-ons, achievements, and Gamerscore.


  • Enjoy the advanced features of your Xbox One like Game DVR, Screenshots and Windows 10 streaming.


  • Play multiplayer with your friends no matter which Xbox console they’re on.


  • Xbox One Backward Compatibility works with disc-based and digital games.



Does backward compatibility cost extra?
Xbox One Backward Compatibility is free and allows you to play select Xbox 360 games you already own on Xbox One.
When will backward compatibility be available?
Xbox One Backward Compatibility is available starting today for Xbox Preview members. It will launch broadly in autumn 2015.
Is Xbox Live Gold required for backward compatibility?
Xbox Live Gold is not required for Xbox One Backward Compatibility. However, it is required for any standard Xbox Live Gold feature like online multiplayer.
How are titles selected?
We’re starting with some of the most popular and highest rated Xbox 360 titles. We’re listening to our fans and working with our partners. We’ll continue to update this page as more titles are added. We’re continuing to listen to Xbox fan feedback and you can request titles at Xbox Feedback.
Is there a comprehensive list of all the titles?
There is an easy to use PDF available to download from Microsoft.

View Microsoft’s full FAQ for more information here.

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