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Major Nelson talks in-depth about the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility

Major Nelson talks in-depth about the Xbox One’s backwards compatibility

Perhaps one of the more exciting announcements from the Xbox event from E3 2015 was the introduction of backwards compatibility of Xbox 360 games on the Xbox One. Now that the dust has settled, Larry Hryb took some time with Bill Stillwell from the Xbox team to talk about the upcoming feature in detail.

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  1. Oh man, now I want to play the first (the only I enjoy) Borderlands again.
    This is a very smart move by MS. With the 360 consoles (not sure about the latest models) dying, having a more reliable console (which I guess it is since I haven’t heard anything to the contrary) to be able to play the 360 games, makes me consider getting a XBone. If they manage to make it so that most games will work, that would be great. Speaking of which, what about original Xbox games, do they run on the XBone?
    WAIT WAIT WAIT, you insert the 360 disc and then it downloads the game? So if you have no internet connection you can’t play the game? Hmm, i thought the emulation was of the 360 hardware/software and not per game. Why would you need to download another copy of the game? Or did I misunderstood that?

  2. snake

    Nope, you seem to be right all the way. Only a bunch of them are actually compatible, most of them are from Microsoft, and the others are not fully. You cannot install the games from your original DVD and need to download a “copy” to your local Xbox One HDD. Let’s wait a few months to confirm or not this good point however. I myself own a 360 and wish i could play many of my games on the One.
    That’s part of the reasons i didn’t buy one yet.

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