Backwards compatibility for the Xbox One was easily one of the major factors that allowed it to hold its own against the ever-growing popularity of Sony’s PlayStation 4. Microsoft announced this update at E3 2015, confirming that, although 360 CDs wont play natively on the machine, however they will trigger a download for the same game.
Xbox engineering boss Mike Ybarra confirms that a new list of a 100+ titles, available for backward compatibility, will be announced to the public by 11/9. He made this announcement via twitter.
For those asking we’ll announce the initial set of 100+ backward compatible titles on 11/9, a few days before our launch!
— Mike Ybarra (@XboxQwik) November 3, 2015
Currently the games, that have been confirmed for backwards compatibility include hugely popular titles e.g Borderlands, Fallout 3, Gears of War 1-3, and Mass Effect. It’s clear that Microsoft is very enthusiastic about the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility feature, as the company pledges, to continue the adding of new titles in the coming times.
Microsoft’s high hopes for the project can be clearly illustrated by Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg’s statement, in which he says “I think it’ll be tremendous. It’s another differentiator for us,” he said. “We’re going to be the only next-gen console delivering backwards compatibility.”
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