Xbox One compatibility with Xbox 360 games questions and answers

Xbox One compatibility with Xbox 360 games

Huge news for Xbox owners, Microsoft has just announced at E3 2015 that will be making Xbox One background compatible with Xbox 360 games. According to the company Xbox 360 games will start appearing automatically on Xbox One beginning June 15, 2015, for consoles registered in the preview program, everyone else will be able to play natively 360 games on their Xbox One consoles later this holiday.

Here are a few questions and answers about the Xbox One backward compatibility with Xbox 360 games:

How many Xbox 360 games will be playable on Xbox One this year?

According to Microsoft around 100 games will be playable when backward compatibility is available for everyone. However, during the preview phase the list of compatible games reaches to 24 games.

When Xbox One backward compatibility be available?

Microsoft is turning on the new feature on June 15, 2015, for Xbox Preview member, and everyone will be able to play 360 games by the holiday season.

Will I be able to play Xbox 360 discs games or only downloadable games?

Both, the Xbox One backward compatibility feature will enable gamers to play physical game discs and download games from the Xbox market place.

Will I need to install the game on my Xbox One console to play the game from disc?

Yes. In order to play the game, you’ll first need to install the game on your Xbox One console.

What do I need to do to get start playing games?

Nothing. Games in your game library will automatically appear on Xbox One after the features rolls out. However, if you don’t want to wait, you can try to get into the Xbox Preview program to try the new experience.

Will Xbox 360 games support the Xbox One backward compatibility?

No, game developers have to approve if they want their games playable on backward compatibility mode.

Which are the current Xbox 360 games I can play on Xbox One?

  • A Kingdom for Keflings
  • A World of Keflings
  • Alien Homind
  • Banjo Kazooie
  • Banjo Lazooie Nuts n Bolts
  • Banjo Tooie
  • BattleBlock Theater
  • Defense Grid
  • Geometry Wars Evolved
  • Hexic HD
  • Jetpac Refuelled
  • Kameo
  • Mass Effect
  • Perfect Dark
  • Perfect Dark Zero
  • Small Arms
  • Super Meat Boy
  • Toy Soldiers
  • Toy Soldiers Cold War
  • Viva Pinata
  • Viva Pinata: Trouble in paradise
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